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 and Oregon Poetic Voices.


I'm hosting a poetry show, Poetry and Everything, on KBOO community radio in Oregon on the fourth Monday of every month at 10:00 pm. Find us at 90.7FM in Portland, 104.3FM in Corvallis/Albany, and 91.9FM in Hood River - or stream the show online, or listen at KBOO's site anytime, from anywhere: KBOO.  September's guests are Duane Poncy and Patty McLean - we'll be talking about poetry and everything.

In Fall of 2016, you'll find my poems in Whale Road Review, The Cimarron Review, and *82 Review; they're listed, along with earlier 2016 publications, on the website page for Selected and Forthcoming work.

On November 3, 2016, I'll be reading at 7pm in Ashland, Oregon at Bloomsbury Books with poets Michael Spring and Amy Miller.

On November 13, 2016, I'll be among the poets reading at 5pm in Portland, Oregon at Ford Food and Drink; we've all got poems in the (new) music issue of The Poeming Pigeon.

On January 29, 2017, I'll be among the poets reading at 3pm in Oakland, California at DIESEL Bookstore; we've all got poems in (the new collection) FAR OUT: Poems of the 60s.

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

Listen to me tell 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. 


Shop at your local, independent bookstores; support the in-person reading and writing community you love. In Portland, Oregon, some good ones are Broadway Books,  Reading Frenzy, and Another Read Through.