I’m a poet and fiction writer. My day job is teaching writing at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, a gig I love and enjoy every moment I’m in the classroom.
How (and why!) to pre-order my poetry collection, “Baltimore Girls”before January 6, 2017–
Why it’s important to pre-order: because this small press pays authors not in royalties or cash, but in book copies. The more pre-orders, the more copies (25 if I get fewer than 99 pre-orders, 50 if I have 100-154 preorders, 75 if I have 155+ preorders.
More why: I care deeply about education, particularly for those kids in Baltimore or Boston who want to be part of a faith-based school with a mission to serve urban students. For all those copies I receive in lieu of payment, I will donate half the sale proceeds to Mercy High School, Baltimore, and the other half to Epiphany School, Boston.
Support poetry, support me– the blogger/teacher/poet– and support kids in Baltimore and Boston!
Press and Video
Glimmer Train Short Fiction Contest Awards, July 2014
Finding the Right Word on the Airwaves and in the Classroom, Wellesley College website
“The Writing Life,” by Jennifer Vanasco,Wellesley Magazine, Winter 2014
“Growing up Digital: Experts say social media isn’t hurting today’s teens,” Metro West Daily News, November 14, 2011