Professional Background and Personal Bio
I was so starry eyed when I got a job at The New Yorker editing the art listings for Goings On About Town! Then I moved around the world for the next twenty five years with my US Foreign Service husband. My stories appeared in Ploughshares, Rattapallax, Main Street Rag, Northern Virginia Review, Christian Science Monitor, Sunday Express, Our Stories and elsewhere in the UK and Australia. I taught writing at colleges in Buenos Aires, Rome, Boston and Northern Virginia, ran book clubs for Fairfax County Public Libraries, and spoke at book club conferences. When working as a bookseller for Politics and Prose, I had the pleasure of introducing many wonderful author events. And for the last several years I've been heavily involved in Fall for the Book Festival in Fairfax Virginia. One of my most beloved current gigs is recording poems for Read Me a Poem podcast at The American Scholar. Another is writing reviews and a column for Washington Independent Review of Books.