News & Events



July 22 – 25
Squire Summer Writing Workshop

North Carolina Writer’s Network
Appalachian State University

January 21 / 6 pm
Third Thursday Poetry Reading Series
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art
Auburn University


Western Carolina Literary Festival
Virtual Reading


“Now Then” appears in Southern Humanities Review.

“The Nest” is published by the National Poetry Review.

“Mother, Gone” is nominated for a Pushcart Prize by border crossing.

The Fisher Queen: New & Selected Poems receives the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.  

November 11 / 5 pm
ASU Bookstore–Faculty Spotlight
Poetry Reading and Signing
Three Top Mountain, Plemmons
ASU, Boone, NC

November 3 / 3 pm
Malaprops Bookstore
Poetrio Reading Series
Asheville, NC

September 19 / 6 pm
Hub City Press
Poetry Reading with Tim Conroy
Spartanburg, SC

August 16 / 3 pm
Books and Beans
Poetry Reading with Jennie Boyd Bull
Little Switzerland, NC

July 15 / 3 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Poetry Reading and Signing
Sylva, NC

June 19 / 6 pm
Malaprops Bookstore
“Through a Vegan Studies Lens” with Laura Wright
Asheville, NC

Book Launch–The Fisher Queen: New & Selected Poems
AWP, Salmon Press
Portland, OR


Plenary Speaker
“Betwixt and Between: Liminal Lagomorphs in Contemporary Irish Poetry”
Mid-Atlantic ACIS, Villanova University, PA


Colloquium Speaker
“Can Poetry Save the Earth? Gender, Class, and Ecology in Contemporary Irish Poetry.”
Milligan College,TN

McIntyre’s Bookstore
Pittsboro, NC


Speaker, NC Poetry Society. Reading and Workshop.
Lenoir Rhyne, Lenoir, NC


Malaprops Bookstore. Poetrio Series.
Asheville, NC.

North Carolina Poetry Society. Weymouth Center
Southern Pines, NC


February 13, 2014
High Country Writers
Watauga Public Library, Boone, NC

March 28, 2014
Clemson Literary Festival
Clemson, SC

April 24, 2014
Appalachian State University Bookstore
Boone, NC

May 3, 2014
Poetry in Plain Site
Barnhill’s Books, Winston Salem, NC

June 12, 2014
University College Dublin Campus Bookstore
Dublin, Ireland

June 12, 2014
University College Dublin Humanities
Dublin, Ireland

June 20, 2014
Poetry Panel Ireland and Eco Criticism
Cork, Ireland

September 20, 2014
North Carolina Poetry Society
Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, Southern Pines, NC


March 6, 2013
Eco-Feminist Celebration
Appalachian State University

April 6, 2013
Black Mountain Musuem
Black Mountain NC with Kathryn Stripling Bver and Katherine Soniat

April 6, 2013
Press53’s Gathering of Poets
Winston-Salem, NC

May 14, 2013
Poetry Hickory
Hickory, NC

July 28, 2013
McIntyre’s Books
Ferrington Village, Pittsboro, NC

August 2, 2013
Yeats International Summer School
Sligo, Ireland

September 21, 2013
Malaprop’s Bookstore
Asheville, NC

September 21, 2013
North Carolina Poetry Society
Weymouth Center for the Arts, Southern Pines, NC


February 9, 2012
High Country Writers
Boone, NC

March 1, 2012
Women’s Pilgrimage Workshop
Boone, NC

March 16, 2012
American Conference on Irish Studies
New Orleans, LA

March 24, 2012
The Literary Bookpost
Salisbury, NC

April 5, 2012
Marshall University
Memorial Student Center

April 13, 2012
Marshall University
Memorial Student Center

May 18, 2012
Health Arts Network at Duke University
Durham, NC

July 22, 2012
McIntyre’s Books
Ferringtion Village, Pittsboro, NC

August 9, 2012
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

September 9, 2012
Poetry Hickory
Hickory, NC

October 17, 2012
Book Launch: Our Held Animal Breath
LLA Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

October 21, 2012
Integrative Medicine Conference
Asheville, NC

November 1, 2012
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, NC

November 9-11, 2012
SAMLA Poetry Panel, NC
Durham, NC

December 1, 2012
City Lights Books
Sylva, NC