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“A poet's work... to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep”
― Salman Rushdie

Recognition and Awards

Poem Series Selected: "The Rules for Writing Poetry" Second Place Winner in Poetry Week 2023 contest

Poem Selected: "Buying Spices at the Green Market" for 'Tell Your Story' Local West Palm Beach Writing Contest. The Cream Literary Alliance and the French publisher, Short Édition, will place short story dispensers around West Palm Beach

Selected Reader for The Cream Literary Alliance Her Voice: Literary Reading at the Norton Museum Nov 12, 2021

2023 Participant in affiliation with O’ Miami Heroic Sonnet Crown for Miami Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

2022 Participant Heroic Sonnet Crown for Miami Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Community Organizations

New Mexico Poetry Alliance:
Founding Member/monthly poetry reading host


Poets For Peace, Long Island Chapter:
Founding Member/Co-host/Event planner/Fundraiser: (Donations to Doctors Without Borders)


Performance Poets Association of Long Island:
Host, monthly readings


Performance Poets of the Palm Beaches: Monthly Reading Series
Founder & Co-Host


Certificate of Advanced Study in Therapeutic Writing

Therapeutic Writing Institute


SUNY/Binghamton University/English


(Field Exams: Writing & Wellness, Value of Narrative)

Bennington College

Master of Fine Arts Writing & Literature


SUNY/Empire State College

Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Studies

Distinguished Alumni Award


Florida Keys Community College

Associates Degree, Nursing

Professional Development

Presenter, Journal Verse: Consultation Clinic, Therapeutic Writing Institute May 2015

Presenter, National Association of Poetry Therapy National Conference-Chicago, April 2013

Lecturer: Poets from In-Country (American Soldier Poets of the

Vietnam War) February 2009


SUNY/Empire State College, Old Westbury, NY


SWWIM Literary Journal

South Florida Poetry Journal

The Cream Literary Alliance

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