I write poetry. My work has appeared in print and online in Isotope, New Delta Review, Wisconsin Academy Review, Blue Fifth Review, Kudzu Review, Stickman Review and Mud Season Review, among others. A complete list of publication credits is linked to this page.
I have been a featured reader in the Urban Voices and Red Letter Reading series at Milwaukee’s Woodland Pattern Book Center; and read with other writers from the Vest Conservatory for Writers, where I studied for many years. I’ve also told stories at storytelling slams produced by Milwaukee’s Ex Fabula.
I worked as a waitress, offset and flexographic press operator, and water purification plant operator. In July of 2016 I retired, after 25+ years as a food safety inspector for the City of Milwaukee Health Department.
For many years, I also served as an officer and newsletter editor for my local of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). I also served as a volunteer member organizer for AFSCME.
Since I retired, I’ve been energized and inspired by young poets in Milwaukee who are publishing their own work. On November 28, 2017, I’ll be 62. I’ve decided to self-publish my book In the Field – Autobiography of an Inspector. This book’s been nearly 20 years in the making. It’ll be available early in 2018. Stay tuned for information about how you can order your copy.
I am available for poetry readings. I’m also available to write features and non-fiction articles.
I live and work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Contact me here: