is founding editor of Caper Literary Journal. Her full-length book, "A Decent Voodoo," will come out on Cervena Barva Press. She attends the New School for a graduate degree in Creative Writing. She works as a bookseller at McNally Jackson books in NYC.
Her work has been featured in several magazines and publications, including elimae, Willows Wept Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Word Riot, Writers' Bloc (Rutgers), The View from Here, Dew on the Kudzu, The Foundling Review, The Moon Milk Review, Feile-Festa, Vox Poetica, The Medulla Review, Physiognomy in Letters, Melusine, Aphros, Black Lantern Publishing and Contemporary American Voices among others. She is featured in Poets and Artists Magazine’s February 2010 issue.
Currently working with the literary organization PEN American Center, she will serve on the panel of judges for the prison writing program, along with writers like Jackson Taylor and Marie Ponsot.
She has read poetry at KGB bar, hosted and read at Happy Ending Lounge and has performed and read with the Poetry Brothel, NYC at The Back Room. She has read at the Moon Milk Review/Madhatter literary party in Washington D.C. in October. She was recently a featured reader with the Italian American Writer's Association at Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC.
She has been awarded 1st place writing awards in both fiction and poetry at Pace University's Annual Writing Awards.
Her favorite writers are Borges, Allende and Marquez. Her favorite poet is Cesar Vallejo.
The Siren Series Annual Innovative Chapbook Competition is for female poets. Patasola Press aims to promote female writers by publishing 1 or 2 Siren Series chapbooks each year. The reading period is February 10-March 30 2013, and notifications will go out by mid-April. Previous winners include Mary Lou Buschi and T.M De Vos.
The poet must be an individual who identifies as “female.” Multiple submissions and collaborative work is acceptable.