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Belonging, a chapbook of my poems, has been published by Finishing Line Press as a part of their New Women's Voices Series.


To learn more about it, visit my website.

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Belonging - a chapbook of poems

My chapbook Belonging is being published by Finishing Line Press after being named a semi-finalist in the 2010 New Women's Voices Series contest. (Release date set for January 15, 2011.)


The collection of poems loosely chronicles my midwestern upbringing and move to the mountains of Western North Carolina.


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