Welcome ..... you may have clicked your way here because you read my books, or you’ve been reading my work in magazines and anthologies, on paper and online. Maybe you know about my motherhood research. Maybe you've heard I'm a member of Chicago’s pre-Roe abortion underground, called JANE.  Perhaps you’re looking for my book about Grace Paley and other writing.  You can read a poem, essay or story right now, or listen to me read at SoundCloud or Oregon Poetic Voices, or watch a video of my reading at the Pond House.


This month's Poetry and Everything show will be part of Oregon's annual January celebration of William Stafford.  Guests will be two members of Portland's estimable theater community, James Dixon and Kathleen Worley, who will read poems by both Stafford and some good poets who are, in various ways, not-Stafford (and I'll read some too).  Join us on KBOO Community radio Monday, January 23rd at 10:00pm or, after that, listen online anytime from anywhere: KBOO

In the latter months of 2016, my work appeared in Whale Road Review, The Cimarron Review, *82 Review, the music issue of The Poeming Pigeon, and Turtle Island Quarterly - they're all listed, along with earlier 2016 publications, on this page: Selected and Forthcoming.

On January 18, 2017, I'll be reading at Shut Up and Eat! in Portland, Oregon (3848 SE Gladstone) at 7:15pm; open mic starts at 6:30 and resumes after my reading; the evening's theme is Social Justice.  (This is a replacement for the reading that got cancelled because of ferocious weather in mid-December - our new date turns out to be even more timely though, so ok.)

On January 29, 2017, turns out I WON'T be among the poets reading at 3pm in Oakland, California at DIESEL Bookstore; I've had to cancel my trip (due to circumstances beyond my control, etc).  So you should go to hear the other poets who have poems in FAR OUT: Poems of the 60s.  Thinking about the crucial need for critical strategy and action in the USA, you'll find this book takes history and memory into urgently immediate usefulness.   

On September 10, 2017 (yes - far in the future) I'll be reading with Constance Hall (known mysteriously and charmingly as "M") in Portland, Oregon in the Stonehenge series - details tba.

On October 2, 2017 (even farther in the future) I'll be reading with Amy Miller + one more poet in the Free Range Poetry series at a branch of our excellent county library in NW Portland - more details tba.

Listen to an interview at THE ABORTION DIARY podcast - Melissa Madera’s valuable collection of first-person stories. We talked for a long time about many things (Chicago's underground abortion service, my own abortion, lots more) and she did a great editing job. 

Listen to a story at BEAR WITNESS, the show produced by Erin Yanke and Moe Bowstern at Portland’s Jack London Bar. This audio clip, hosted by Portland’s KBOO Community Radio, is just under 25 minutes long, including Moe’s brief intro and her seriously usefully thoughtful words at the end. 

And - you must remember this ........

Shop at your local, independent bookstores; support the in-person reading and writing community you love.  In Portland, Oregon, there are several good ones - including Broadway BooksAnother Read Through, and Mother Foucault.