Welcome! I am a poet, poetry mentor/coach, and prose editor. On this site you may find out more about my services, contact me for help with your work, and buy my books.
Please browse these pages, including the client comments, to see how I might help you discover and reach your goals as a poet. My approach is organic and client-driven: you determine how often to meet (I recommend every one-two weeks to give plenty of time for reflection and revision as well as new writing), when to consider publishing (I can help you determine appropriate outlets for your work). I have worked with many clients; each one’s needs and reasons for writing are different.
Why work with a mentor? Sometimes you need a fresh look–from an honest and supportive perspective–at poems which no one else has seen; sometimes you need clarity about what particular poems are doing; sometimes you just want to explore the craft. Often my process is to encourage you to “play” with a draft, asking “what if” questions about choices in diction or line and stanza construction. Whatever your goal, feel free to try a few sessions to see if we’re a good fit. Please see the “Contact” page to start our conversation!