Welcome!  Best wishes to all as we work for health and for equity. 


News:  My new book, Tremors, will be out in September 2021 from Four Way Books. 

Some recent and upcoming readings:

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 1 pm

Solo reading at the Stockbridge Public Library.

Recording of the event is available  here.

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7 pm.

Reading with Bruce Weigl.

Zoom reading for Rozzie Reads, sponsored by Friends of the Roslindale Public Library.

Sign up here, https://friendsofroslindalelibrary.org/poetry/


Monday, October 25, 2021, 7:15 pm.

Reading with Joan Houlihan

Boston-area book launch for Tremors

Blacksmith House Poetry Series


42 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6-7 pm.

Reading and discussion with Julia Lisella

Phosphorescence Reading Series

Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst


Sunday, March 13, 2022, 5 pm.

Two of my poems are the text of "Far Past War," a new choral work by my sister, composer Augusta Read Thomas. The work will be premiered by the Cathedral Choral Society in a celebration of women's suffrage and women composers. Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington DC

For more information:

Click here for Augusta's website.

Click here for the Choral Society's website.

. . .

Poem of the Month:

by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943)


O breath of wind and sea,
Bitter and clear,
Now my faint soul springs free,
Blown clean from fear!


O hard sweet strife, O sting
Of buffeting salt!
Doubt and despair take wing,
Failure, and fault.


I dread not wrath or wrong,--
Smile, and am free;
Strong while the winds are strong,
The rocks, the sea.


Heart of my heart, tho' life
Front us with storm,
Love will outlast the strife,
More pure, more warm.