This is for anyone who ever played in a band, put out a zine, booked a show, or passed out a flyer
This is for Metro in the Sterling Hotel, Metro on South Main Street, and Homebase
This is for all those bands who provided the soundtrack to my adolescence
This is for all those bands who wrote the songs that shaped my life
This is for all the punk kids who were fucking there
This is for all those the ex-boyfriends
This is for the Wilkes-Barre scene
First run of the print version is down to the last two copies.
Digital version now available.
Hi there !
I am a confluence of contradictions, fan of parallel structure, and nostalgic pack rat who writes poetry about punk rock kids, takes photos of forgotten places, and rescues discarded treasures. Most importantly I believe in the beauty of the ordinary, the power of the vernacular, and the history of the abandoned. My work strives to reveal the art in what we see, say, do, ignore, and forget every day.
I hold Creative Writing degrees from SUNY Purchase (BA) and Wilkes University (MFA). I have been published in several kick ass journals and my first collection, Mix Tapes and Photo Albums is out now on EMP Books.
If that isn't enough, I am a startup culture and people operations professional who works with early stage startup companies to establish an environment that supports employee happiness and ignites innovation. I help turn employees into team members.
Prior to all the fancy education and publication credits, I was raised by rock n’ roll parents who knew the importance of concerts and going past the no trespassing signs. I spent my adolescence in a small town punk rock scene where I moshed, fell in love, and produced a few cut and paste zines, before I escaped to New York City and caused a ruckus in Alphabet City. Currently I am one step behind nature when keeping up with an antique house, at the whim of a feisty terrier, and navigating the poetry world in Pittsburgh.
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