About Me

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I’m from New Bedford, Massachusetts, the seaport city steeped in whale oil and 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.

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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.

For many years I cooked professionally.  Examples of my food writing can be found here.

My family and I live in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.