about

I’m from New Jersey, currently living in Newark.

I write about stuff like sex & relationships, the prison industrial complex, and family life. I also teach at Seton Hall University.

I have two non-fiction books out–Abandonment Issues: Alive in New Jersey (color version) and Back Like I Never Left: Dating as a Single Mother.

These are some selected poems: “Pregnant in Grad School,” “Dirty Money,” “Carrie’s Blood,” “Paying 4 It,” “Repeat Visitor,” “Off the Menu.”

And some essays: dating for money, solo travel and poetry, intimate partner violence, policing as violence, environmental rights, boredom in Lil Wayne’s jail journal, displacement via prison, reading and writing academic texts, rereading.

Blog is here.