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 published my first book – “In the Field, Autobiography of an Inspector” in January 2018. It is available for order from this website.
I’ve 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 featured at Poet’s Monday at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn in January 2018. I’ve also told stories at storytelling slams produced by Milwaukee’s Ex Fabula.
I worked as a waitress, an offset and flexographic press operator, and water purification plant operator. In July of 2016 I retired, after 25-plus years as a food safety inspector for the City of Milwaukee Health Department.
For many years, I 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 retiring, I’ve been an active volunteer with Ex Fabula; and at the Milwaukee Urban Ecology Center (where I pursue my interest in insects).
Most recently, I’ve begun to volunteer with the My Life, My Story program at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.
I am available for poetry readings. I’m also available to write features, blog posts and non-fiction articles.
I live and work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Contact me here: