An amazing New York poet, she received her MFA from Columbia University
in 1996. Her thesis and lone book length pulication, Little Savages
helped her gain recognition as a featured poet in the Boston Review
. She has also published poems in the Threepenny Review
, the Barrow Street Journal
, and many others.
This is an excerpt from Il Maestro del Violino, a poem about the Incurabili:
Signor Vivaldi patted me on the head
and sparkled like a star
so bright in the sky that he
turned night to day.
Those of us still pretty enough
to leave give concerts
in the open air and return to tell
of shrieking gulls and
large faces and the warm breeze
that blows across our
bare legs and arms as thin as reeds.