I am the author of two books of poetry: Unfinished City (Gunpowder Press, 2017), and Rope Bridge (Cherry Grove Editions, 2005). I live in Los Angeles, where I have taught in the B.A. in Liberal Studies program at Antioch University Los Angeles, at Pierce College, at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California. I am now the Chair of the English Department at Viewpoint School, an occasional instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and serve as the Poetry Program Director of the Napa Valley Writers Conference, a summer conference in St. Helena, California.
After earning a B.A. in English from Yale University and an M.A./C.Phil. in English from UCLA (where I also taught), I was a Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer in Poetry in the Stanford University Creative Writing Program and the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College. I have received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.