I’m from New Bedford, Massachusetts, the melting-pot city steeped in history that opens Melville’s Moby Dick. I studied writing at Bard College and went on to earn a BA in History and Russian at the University of Massachusetts, and an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from the University of New Hampshire.
I spent five years living and teaching in Russia and Lithuania, and besides my own poetry I have published translations and co-translations from the Russian and the French.
In my free time I can be found outdoors. I am a perpetual student of languages, and I enjoy the study and practice of traditional fiber arts with a special interest in historical Eastern European and Central Asian techniques.
My family and I live in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.