About Me

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.

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.