Publications, Readings, & Book Signings

Publications, Individual Poems

"Easter in Another Country"


Amsterdam Quarterly

(AQ 34, Holidays)

Summer 2022

"Slipping the Halters On"

South 85 Journal

Spring / Summer 2022

People’s Problems


Summer 2022


World Haiku Review

(Vanguard Haiku)

Summer 2021

"Bone Chill"

Halfway Down the Stairs


“Sidewalk for Trees”

fron//tera: Revista literaria bilingüe

con base en Madrid y Portland // Bilingual

literary magazine based in Madrid and Portland

(estados silvestres // natural states)

Morning in the Village

Nightingale & Sparrow


“Just before Menopause”

Musings on Perimenopause and

Menopause: Identity, Experience, Transition

(Demeter Press, 2021)

“My Information”

Halfway Down the Stairs

(For Sale)

“Stopping in Athens”



“Choice of a Country”

Amsterdam Quarterly 2020 Yearbook

“The Delivery People with No Masks”

The Broken City

(I Know What You Did Last Pandemic)

“After the Wedding”

Earth’s Daughters

(Put Out the Fire)

“The Cat”

“The Tampon Poem”

The Indianapolis Review

(The Visual Poetry Issue)

“Choice of a Country”

Amsterdam Quarterly


“Living Without Fear of the Air”

North of Oxford The Pandemic Issue #4

“Type Writer”

Aji Magazine

“Natural World”

pacific REVIEW:

A West Coast Arts Review Annual



Still You: Poems of Illness and Healing

(Wolf Ridge Press, 2020)

“Your Father”

Feminist Fathering/Fathering Feminists:

New Definitions and Directions

(Demeter Press, 2020)

To Nostalgia

Cross of Time



(Nostalgia / La nostalgie)

Moon Over Blue Ridge

Southern Humanities Review

“I Don’t Remember”

Earth’s Daughters

(Under the Rug)


with audio

Nightingale & Sparrow


Halloween 2019

“In Pétra”

“A Look at Moving”

Willawaw Journal

(fall 2019)


with audio

“Poem of the Week”

(October 7, 2019)

Vallum: Contemporary


“In the Crawl Space”

The Timberline Review

(Home 2019)

Featured poem, from Intersection on Neptune,

on Verse Daily

“Woman from Thessaloníki,”

“The Step of the Door,”

and commentary: chapter 15

Motherhood and Social Exclusion

(Demeter Press, 2019)

“Are Telomeres Like Shoelaces?”

The Broken City

(a series of tubes; winter 2018)

A Woman Like Me

Infinite Rust

(issue: Home)

“If I Come Back in a Second Life”

Light: A Journal of Photography & Poetry


Complaints of the Sea

The day spits in your eye


(Resistance & Resilience / La resistance et le ressort)

I Couldn't Throw Dirt on Your Casket

and an interview

The Rappahannock Review


The Village Mongrels

ANTITHESIS Journal’s blog

(July 19, 2018)

Bathing at Peaks of Otter

with audio

“Poem of the Week”

(June 18, 2018)

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry

“Snake Oil”

Women's Studies Quarterly: WSQ


“Showing You the Grooming Tools”

The Fenland Reed

(The Body)

White Dog

If my dog liked to dive off boats,

The Mind’s Eye

(issue: Dog Diaries)

“Second Half”

Mom Egg Review

(Mothers Work, Mothers Play)

“Up ahead a slice of bone,”

The Ilanot Review


“Exiled at Siesta”


Show Jacket

“Seeing You at the Show Grounds”

The Broken City

(Hurry! Hard!)

“The Hourglass of My Figure

Has Swallowed a Pear”



(Body Politics)




(Hallowell Press, 2017)

“What I Could Have Done”

Earth's Daughters


“Bus Stop, Athens, Greece”

Cæsura: The Journal of Poetry Center San José



“Women Didn’t Go to the Kafeníon

fron//tera: bilingual literary magazine

based in Madrid



Amsterdam Quarterly



“After Letting the Horses Out”

The Lost Sparrow

(Lost Sparrow Press, 2017)




Proteus: A Journal of Ideas, 2017

(Volume 31.1: Privacy and Freedom

in the Digital Age)



(Poetry of Nature)

“Hot Breath”

Contemporary Verse 2:

The Canadian Journal of Poetry and

Critical Writing (CV2)

Hair issue

“Raccoon Prints”

Whitefish Review

Tenth Anniversary issue (Out of Time)

“Fishing for an Octopus”

Driftfish: A Zoomorphic Anthology

(Zoomorphic, 2016)

“The lake, when I was growing up,”

Earth’s Daughters

(issue 88. Ebb, 2016)

“The Fast”

Mothers and Sons: Centering Mother Knowledge

(Demeter Press, 2016)


Pilgrimage magazine


“The island’s heat”

“The way the coast came to meet us”

“Desire in the Rock of the Cove”

New Madrid, Journal of Contemporary Literature

(Evolving Islands)


Green Humanities:

Eco-Gencies: Eco-Critical Responses

to Contemporary Environmental Crises


Magma Poetry, 2014


“Swallowing Ourselves Whole”

Magma Poetry, 2014



Earth’s Daughters, 2014


“To My Boy Friend in High School”

Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature

Sport Literature Anthology

“Original Bride”

Vallum: contemporary poetry, issue 11:1, 2014


“Through the Front Door”

Magma Poetry, 2013

(The Shape of the Poem)

“Going Fishing and Cooking the Fish‏”

About Place Journal, November 2013

(The Future of Water)

Four poems

Unruly Catholic Women Writers: Creative Responses to Catholicism

Excelsior Editions/SUNY Press, 2013

“The Submission Process”

Journal of South Texas English Studies, summer 2013

(The Writer's Experience)



New Writing: An Anthology of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama: The Best of Americana

Press Americana, 2013

“Like a Day I Never Knew”

The Other Journal, 2013 (Prayer)

“The Shepherd” (with audio)

qarrtsiluni, 2013

(Animals in the City)


Earth’s Daughters, 2013

(One if by Land)

“Looking at Us Eat”

“Watching the Birds”

Journal of South Texas English Studies, winter 2013

(The Politics of...)


Indian River Review, 2012


subTerrain, 2012

“The Women of the Village”

Off the Coast, spring 2012

GREEN issue

“at the taverna

“Pressing On”

“Mother of the House”

“A Sigh on Mykonos”

“Thick Rope”

“The Half of It”

C’est vrai, I’m thinking—”

Utah Foreign Language Review

Telling and Re-telling: The Mosaics of Traveling

Narratives and Narrators

Twentieth Anniversary Edition

“To Wake Us”

Stymie: A Journal of Sport & Literature

The Poetry Supplement, winter 2012

“The Rover”

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches

to Cultural Diversity, fall 2011

“Morning on Mykonos”

“I Cannot Lie Down Anymore”

“A Slice of Noon”

“Finding Myself at the Acropolis”

mediterranean poetry, 2011

“To My Boy Friend in High School”

Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature

“Bathing at Peaks of Otter”

Vallum: new international poetics, issue 8:1, 2011 (Mountains & Heights)

“The Way Out”

Cimarron Review, issues 175 and 176, spring/summer 2011


Knocking at the Door: Poems for Approaching the Other

Birch Bench Press, 2011

“Running from Predators”

“Sure Footing”

“Washing My Horse’s Sheath”

Sport Literate, 15th Anniversary issue

“The First Winter Winds”

“Cove in Another Country”

LiNQ, 2010 (Islands)


An pei kati, tha faei ksilo

Descant, The Winter Reader, 2010

To Fos Stin Elláda”

/One/: The Journal of Literature, Art and Ideas, October 2010

“What Is Missing”

Alligator Juniper, Special International Section, issue 15, 2010

“The Village Mongrels”

“The Abandoned Woman in the Water Closet”

antiTHESIS, 2010 (Fear)

“Ode to Fungi-filled Face Cream”

Decomposition: An Anthology of Fungi-Inspired Poems

(Lost Horse Press, 2010)

Selection of poems

Atenea: a bilingual journal of the humanities and social sciences (special issue on Time and Temporality)

“Leaving You”


Jacket, issue 38, late 2009 (Feature: H.D.)


Vallum: contemporary poetry, issue 7:1, 2009 (Luck)

“I Refuse. I Refuse.”

Existere - Journal of Arts and Literature, fall 2009/winter 2010

“Just Married in the Village”

Sojourn: A Journal of the Arts, volume 22, 2009

“Beyond Appearances”

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, issue 32, spring/summer 2009 (special issue on ekphrastic poetry)

“Calling Out”

“The Permissible Food of Marriage”

“The Supper”

Cæsura: The Journal of Poetry Center San José, spring 2009

“Is Time Immortal?”

Cider Press Review, 2009


Amoskeag, spring 2009

“The Women”

“Blue Dusk”

Poetic Voices Without Borders 2

Gival Press, 2009


genre: arrivals and departures, 2009 (genre: an International Journal of Literature and the Arts)

“A Life of Blood”

Women. Period.

Spinsters Ink, 2008

“Football in Athens, with Her”

The Global Game: Writers on Soccer

University of Nebraska Press, 2008

“The New Filly”


Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses

Yarroway Mountain Press, 2008

“Uncertain wavering”

Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-po LISTSERV

Red Hen Press, 2008

“The Coastal Road”


“Sunrise, Mytilini” A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, Issue No. 21, winter/spring 2008 (Islands and Archipelagos)

“Horse Auction”

“How Things Are”

Descant, fall 2007 issue (Fashion)

“From the 21st Floor”

Crab Orchard Review, summer/fall 2007 issue (Come Together ~ Occasions, Ceremonies, & Celebrations)


Earth’s Daughters, double issue (Once Upon a Time and Games); the poem is also mentioned in the Small Press Review, September 7, 2007

Five poems

Interdisciplinary Humanities (The National Association for Humanities Education Scholarly Journal), spring 2007 issue (Technoculture)

Readings & Book Signings


River Read Readings Series

June 12



Reading and Book Launch for Intersection on Neptune, winner of Prize Americana, Bridgewater Public Library, Somerset Poetry Group, Bridgewater, N.J., September 4


Reading, Poets at the Library, U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative and Delaware Valley Poets Joint Readings Series, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, N.J., June 11

Reading, Somerset Poetry Group, Bridgewater Township Library, Bridgewater, NJ, May 1


Reading, Delaware Valley Poets, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Princeton MarketFair, NJ, September 14

Reading, in celebration of Small Press Month and the release of the anthology Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 (Gival Press), The New York Center for Independent Publishing, New York City, March 18


Reading, The Greek-American Writers' Association, Cornelia Street Café, New York City, September 20

Reading, Delaware Valley Poets, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Princeton MarketFair, NJ, September 8

Book Signing, B. Dalton Booksellers, Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville, NJ, March 22

Girl Talk: A Women's Poetry Reading, A Reading in Celebration of Women's History Month, West Caldwell Public Library, NJ, March 15 See photos at Blogalicious.

Book Signing, The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair, New York City, Americas Hall II, table #455, Potomac Review / Gival Press, February 1's 10th Anniversary Read, Cornelia Street Café, New York City, January 31 Photos at Blog, February 9, 2008


Book Signing, B. Dalton Booksellers, Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville, NJ, December 16

Coffee House Poetry Reading, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, The Hamilton Marketplace, Hamilton, NJ, Sponsored by Allies Inc., December 13

Reading, Doylestown Bookshop, Doylestown, PA, November 30

Reading, Illini Union Bookstore, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Authors Corner, October 29

Reading, The Greek-American Writers' Association, Cornelia Street Café, New York City, April 21

Cup & Pen Reading Series, Think Coffee, New York City, January 3


Reading and Book Launch, Princeton University Store, NJ, December 2

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