a collection of her poems was published in 2008 by The Backwaters Press. More recently, her poem “Condemned” won the Inkwell competition. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as New Letters, Mobius, The Baltimore Review, Kalliope, Green Mountains Review, Jubilat, and Rhino. She won a 1999 Illinois Arts Council award. She lives with her husband and son in Chicago, where she works as a curriculum coach for the Chicago Public Schools.