I write poetry. My work has appeared in print and online in Isotope, New Delta Review, Wisconsin Academy Review, Blue Fifth Review, Kudzu ReviewStickman 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’s available for order from this website. In Milwaukee, you can buy it at Woodland Pattern.

Since I published “In the Field”, I’ve read (as a feature, or at Open Mic) at Woodland Pattern Book Center, Pentastic, Poet’s Monday and Lyrical Sanctuary in Milwaukee; Suzy’s Steakhouse (Poetry in Portage), Mama D’s Coffee Shop (Wales, WI), Kathie’s Stage Door (Manitowoc), Mother Fool’s (Madison), Room of One’s Own Bookstore (Madison) and Readers Loft Bookstore (Green Bay).

I tell stories sometimes, at storytelling slams produced by Milwaukee’s Ex Fabula. I also blog for Ex Fabula. You can read my story slam recaps and other posts on their site.

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).

I also 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:

I’m a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. I’ve created an author page at Goodreads.com for my book. Please visit, review and recommend!