Within Walking Distance (chapbook), with illustrations by Emily Kalwaitis. Released January 31, 2023. ORDER HERE

This chapbook manuscript examines the intricacies of small-town living from the perspective of a poet and her faithful dog. The poems grapple with an aging woman’s sense of belonging in her environment, as she oscillates between feeling at home and feeling like an outsider. The themes are compelling for their familiarity as common occurrences in every neighborhood—aging at home, encounters at the dog park, conversations over coffee, and welcoming the change of seasons. Within Walking Distance is an artistic collaboration between the poet and a local visual artist, both of whom live in the same small town. Through pairings of poem and painting, this chapbook manuscript captures a vivid sense of place with equal parts sincerity and irony, foreboding and wonder.


“After Dark,” forthcoming in The Keeping Room, Minerva Rising Press (2023).

“How I Became a Stewing Chicken,” Gyroscope Review, Issue 21-4 Fall Crone Power (2021).

“Inventory,” The Shore Poetry (Fall, 2021).

“How to Peel an Egg,” The Broad River Review, 50th Anniversary Issue (2018).