Grand Rounds Presentation at Eastern Carolina University School of Medicine, October 2018.
Keynote Speaker on Narrative Health for people with chronic and terminal conditions at Health Union Annual Conference, February 2018.
Expressing the Earth Conference on Geopoetics on Isle of Seil, Scotland, June 19-23, 2017
Chair and host of Our Voice 16th Annual Art Show featuring the art and performances of survivors of sexual assault. Blue Spiral Art Gallery, Asheville. November 9, 2017. 
Narrative Healthcare: An Overview and Discussion at Wake Forest University. Saturday April 14, 2017.
Asheville Wordfest Poetry Festival, Producer, 2008-2017.
The Future of Healthcare Conference at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 2014, 2015.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Narrative In Healthcare Summit at Business Innovation Factory, January 2015.
Great Smokies Writing Program at UNC-Asheville: Poetry and Memoir courses since 2008
Keynote at MAHEC Conference at Kanuga, May 2010
Depth Psychology Conference, Amelia Island, Florida, September 30-October 2, 2011
The Opus Workshop at Asheville Wordfest, 2010
Pathways to Publishing: a course in the publishing universe at Grateful Steps, 2012
Social Media for Writers at Grateful Steps Publishing House, 2011-2012
The Romantic Poets at Grateful Steps Publishing House, 2011
Rise Up: Humanities Conference hosted by Lenoir Rhyne University, May 12, 2012
David Wilcox Song-Writing Weekend May, 2012



The Narrative Healthcare Playbook. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2015 (collaboration)

The Main Thing: Celebrating Community and Spirituality at Jubilee! Community Church (Editor and Publisher). Lobster Books, Asheville, 2015.

The Soul Tree: Poems and Photographs of the Southern Appalachians. Grateful Steps. Asheville, 2008.

Look Up Asheville: A Journey Through Architecture Vol. 1. Grateful Steps. Asheville, 2010.

Look Up Asheville: A Journey Through Architecture Vol. 2. Grateful Steps. Asheville, 2011.

13th Moon Vol. XIX 1&2    “Bible Story”
“Noah’s Daughter-5”
“The Mythological Personals”
“Girl on the Beach”
Bayou Issue 45, 2005  “Hunger”
Briar Cliff Review Vol. 17, 2005  “Ireland”
Cape Rock Spring 2006   “Reading Niagara”
Carquinez Poetry Review Issue 4, 2006  “The Deaf Girl at the Moulin Rouge”
Chattahoochee Review Winter 2007  “Naming the Blue”
Cincinnati Review Vol. 3 Summer 2006   “Lipreader”
Cold Mountain Review Vol. 28, 2000  “Dream with Donatello”
Hampden-Sydney Review Winter 2007 “Falling Through a Bridge Into the Aare River, Interlaken, 1988”
Illuminations August 2006    “The Deaf Ex”
Laurel Review Summer 2005  “Trap”
Mindprints Vol. VII 2007   “Lawn Chair Asana”
Madison Review Fall 2006    “A Farewell to the Piano”
North Carolina Literary Review 2007  “The Miscarried”
Phantasmagoria Vol 5, 2   “Grace 1986”
Poet Lore Vol. 100, 1⁄2   “Moonlight Sonata”
Primavera “Northland”
Owen Wister Review  “The Death Card”
Rivendell Vol. 4  “ From Your Driveway I See Mount Pisgah”
South Carolina Review Spring 2006, Vol. 38 Issue 2  “Siesta Key Sestina”
Spillway Number 12, 2005   “Lipreader”
“The Deaf Girl at the Moulin Rouge”
Xavier Review Vol. 26, 1⁄2, 2006  “Tasmania” and “The Brothers”
xConnect Vol. XII   “Mother Napping at the Lake,” “3:22”
Apalachee Review Vol. 56 2006 “The White Mercedes”
Bellevue Literary Review Vol. 8, No. 2, Fall 2008 “Hal-9000, J.S. Bach, and the Personal Physics of Going Deaf.”
Cairn Vol. 39 2005 “Savion”
Diner Vol. 7 2007  “Le Petit Catachisme des Indiens, 1863”
Fugue No. 30, Winter 2005   “The Fifth Fiance: An Opera Without Parts”
The Rambler  “The Quiet
Arts and Letters  “Decrescendo”
Parabola “Digital Silence”
War, Literature, and the Arts, Vol. 20, Issue ½,  “Psalm 51”
Blue Mesa Review Issue #20 “Stabat Mater”
River Oak Review “Sequentia”
River’s Edge “Night Bloom” “The Sheet” “The Rock”

WNC Woman Magazine
June 2010  “River Bend and the Lullabies: the Love Stories that Made Me”
April 2009 “Nicole and Katie: a Letter to 11-Year Old Girls”
August 2011 “Witness to a Lost City: Andrea Clark and Twilight of a Neighborhood”
WNC Magazine
July 2012 “Everywhere at Once”
October 2015 “Angel, Come Home Again”  
“River Bend.” Obsession: Sestina in the 21st Century. Carolyn Beard Whitlow and Marilyn Krisl, editors. University Press of New England, 2014.


The Narrative Healthcare Playbook. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2015

Collaboration on piano with Roef Vertov and the Retro Legion Band. Recording forthcoming.





This photograph of my grandmother was taken on the steps of her house in Manila in 1930. Not long after, she will travel to Hong Kong where she will meet my grandfather, a physician from Edinburgh working for the Kailan Mining Adminstration. They will fall in love, marry, move from Kowloon to Swatow to Tangshan to Tianjin from where they will be removed to The Courtyard of the Happy Way, a prison camp on the Shantung Peninsula. I am writing a novel telling her story as well as a memoir telling mine.  



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