This Friday: 4 Poets & 1 Photographer

Four Poets & One Photographer Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM Carol Edelstein, Amy Dryansky, Sarah Sousa, and Michelle Valois surrounded by photographs by Kate Way APE Gallery 126 Main Street Northampton, MA For more info, contact Perugia Press

Errata! Venue Change at Ma Po Fest

The good news is, I get to post this pic of Sherman and Mr. Peabody so we can all get in the Wabac machine for a do-over, because: 1) It turns out our panel is in the Hawthorne Hotel library, NOT the Peabody Museum library. 2) Even though it says our event is FULL on … Continue reading Errata! Venue Change at Ma Po Fest

From Salem to Straw Dogs: Pokey Poetry Events

May approacheth, and with it, a couple of events to share with you: Three days packed with readings, talks, panels and a small press book fair, including this panel featuring yours truly, along with the fabulous poets Karen Skolfield and Sarah Sousa and equally impressive Perugia Press Director, Susan Kan: From Zero to One: First Books … Continue reading From Salem to Straw Dogs: Pokey Poetry Events

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

(Pokey says, yes, you should come...) From Zero to One: First Books and What We Wish We’d Known Lecture and panel discussion moderated by Karen Skolfield with Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, &  Michelle Valois March 1, 11am Miss Hall’s School, Centennial Hall 492 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, MA Laundry Line Divine presents Out of the … Continue reading Berkshire Festival of Women Writers


I figured I’d mark Independence Day by taking a break from my Pokey Mama narrative to talk about what’s more immediately on my mind: “self-publishing,” a hot topic in high-flying literary circles like mine. The talk takes various forms, depending on whether you’re a writer, publisher, or simply an observer of things literary.  Some are for … Continue reading Vanity