This book is set in a dystopian New Orleans where an unnamed plague besets the city, and Nazis and Nazi hunters run around the Superdome neighborhood.
The book looks back to look forward, ultimately to find possible ways to fight extremism in our real-life contemporary America — Published by Unsolicited Prses .
This collection of poetry makes a great holiday gift. It examines all the songs in Handel’s Messiah Oratorio, sets them in the American landscape, and it offers a commentary on American life and music. It is a work of faith without being conventionally “churchy” or smug — Published by Saint Julian Press .
Polite Occasions writes back both to Revelation and Emily Post because it imagines the future is female, that she is a lady, and if the human race Is to survive what evangelical Christians call “end times,” it will be because ladies have decided to make unladylike plans — Published by Unsolicited Press
This poetry collection won the Kullman Prize from the Southern Writers Southern Writing Conference. It takes the Ancient Greek myths and sets them in the American heartland as a way to talk about small-town injustices, white privilege, and the foolishness of making false idols —Published by Vox Press .
This chapbook (short poetry collection) talks about how images of women are constructed in film and how in turn such images influence women. It ponders what might be damaging to women about the way Hollywood purports to mirror us. Published by Dancing Girl Press — click on the photo to link to a place you can buy it.
This chapbook discusses the problem of a police force that no longer fully respects the right to privacy — and how we stalk our exes on social media and eat our hearts out. It examines these problems with particular interest regarding how they impact women. Published by Finishing Line Press in 2013. Currently out of print.
Released shortly after 9/11, this chapbook discussed the toll religious extremism takes on women everywhere and offers a non-fictional poetic narrative about how one woman improbably survived the attack on the World Trade Center. When it was released, I was invited to give a half-hour radio reading on a nationally syndicated radio show of the work in this chapbook.
Sadly, the press that published it has gone out of business, and it is out of print.
I wrote the words for this opera with composer Su Lian Tan, and the opera has been produced in New York, Boston, and Montreal, and it is slated to go to video in the future. In the mean time, feel free to download a PDF of the libretto at no cost to you. Just click on the the photo to link to my account at academia.edu where you can access it.