Publications: (Books)

  • Conventional Wisdom (Wasteland Press, 2003)

  • Portals (Anthology) (PoetWorks Press, 2002)

  • We Speak for Peace (Anthology) (KIT Publications, 1993

  • Chapbooks:  territorial moves, days of reflection, revolutionary times

  •  Pocketpoetry: Ceiliúradh (Celebration) 2005

 Publications: (Other):

  • Feature article on celibacy in Vision magazine, annual publication of the National Religious Vocation Conference, Fall 2006

  • Recent Book Reviews: “Forge” by Ted Mathys, “In the Room of Never Grieve” by Anne Waldman, “Since You Ask” by Louise Wareham and “Daughters of the Saints” by Dorothy Allred Solomon in Altar Magazine (www.altarmagazine.com) and “Assignation at Vanishing Point” by Jane Satterfield in Women Writers (www.womenwriters.net) (2004-2005)

  • “you know/what words do” poem bookmark for graduates of Family Development Credential Training Program, Rutgers University (2005, 2004

  •   “when” photo and poem in Newsletter of Interfaith Refugee Action Team-Elizabeth http://irateweb.org/pages/newssept03.pdf  (2002)

  • “be consoled” and “for john” in Vincentian Heritage, (2001)

  • “september 27” in Vincentian Heritage, (2000)

  •   “The Northern Lights”, translation of An Chaor Aduaidh by Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill in The Paterson Literary Review, Issue 30

  • “sr. generosa mullins,” “sr. deborah d’onofrio”  in Christianity and the Arts, November 199

  •  “feast day” in US 1 Worksheets

  •  “it’s a woman thing” bookmark poem for Feminist Women’s Writing Workshops, Inc. 1999

  •  “jubilee” poem plaque for golden jubilarians, Sisters of Charity, Southern Province

  •  “Vindictiveness as Virtue: the issue of nuns and sexual assault” in Athena (1990)

  • Review “Keeping the Faith: Questions and Answers for the Abused Woman” by Marie M. Fortune in Affilia, the Journal of Women and Social Work (Summer 1990)

  • Review “”On Account of Sex: the Politics of women’s Issues, 1945-1968” by Cynthia Harrison in Affilia, the Journal of Women and Social Work (Fall 1989)

  • “sr. m. speranza curry” in Affilia, the Journal of Woman and Social Work, (1987)

  • Papo el Piraguero” in Quality of Life in Loisaida (1985)


  • Samhain International Poetry Festival, Gortahork, County Donegal, Ireland (November 2005)
  • Workshop in the Glen, (Poetry, Andrew Hudgins) Santa Fe, NM (August 2004)
  • Vermont Studio Center, Partial Fellowship (May 2000)
  • Project U.S.E., Poetry Residency, Wildcat Academy, Edison, NJ (Spring 2000)
  • “The Writer’s Place,” Salmon Publishing, County Clare, Ireland (September 1999)
  • Poetry Festival, Teach na hÉigse, Falcarrah, County Donegal, Ireland (August 1999)
  • Oideas Gael, Scholarship for Irish Language Learning, Donegal, Ireland (July 1999)
  • Writers’ Week, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland (June 1999)

Teaching Experience

Institute on Ethnicity Culture and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University, Newark
Workshop Facilitator“Youth Poetry Workshop” (April 2004)
Percussion and haiku for students at four branches of the Newark Public Library

St. Vincent Academy, Newark, NJ
Facilitator- “Return in Time/Return Online” Two week poetry experience for high school students, using both writing exercises and desktop publishing (July 2001) Xavier Conference and Retreat Center, Convent Station, NJ 07961

Workshop Leader and Facilitator  (1994-2004)

  • “Pursuing Your Muse: Writing the Lyric Essay (weekend writing intensive)·    

  • “The Music of What Happens: Writing in the Celtic Way”·    

  • “Celtic Spirituality;” “Straw Crosses and Always Welcome”·    

  • “Do You Have Irish? The Roots of Irish in the English Language”

Faculty,   Feminist Women’s Writing Workshops, Ithaca, NY 1994-1998)
    At summer week programs, offered workshops on Desktop Publishing and Celtic Poetry

Selected Featured Readings:

  • “Poetry Festival: A Celebration of New Jersey’s Literary Journals” (May 200·    

  • Cumann na Gaeilge (Gaelic League), Bilingual Poetry Reading, Boston (January 2002)

  • Cornelia Street Café, NYC (April 1996)

  • Poets’ Wednesday, Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ (1995, 2005)

  •  Poets’ Forum, JCC MetroWest, West Orange, NJ (1992, 2005)

  • Hoboken Studio Artists’ Tour (October 1995)

  • ShelterARTS Newark, Fulton Street Shelter·    

  • Poetry Kiss/Besame Poesia, Brooklyn, NY (July 1994)·    

  • St. Mark’s Poetry Project, Monday Night Reading Series, (February 1988)

Selected Presentations:

  • Featured Poet (Bilingual Reading Irish/English. Lá Gaeilge. Iona College NY (April 2006)

  • Dedication Poem for Providence Hall, St. Vincent Academy, Newark, NJ (2005)

  •  “Haiku and Irish language learning: an interactive workshop”, Gaeltacht Weekend, Daltai na Gaeilge, Esopus, New York, (May 2005)

  • “Carry It On”, multimedia poetic presentation for the 35th anniversary of the Ironbound Community Corporation, Newark, NJ (October 2004)

  •  “Sojourner”, multimedia prayer service for the Opening of the General Assembly of the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ (June 2003)

  • “Revolutionary Times: Air on the Side of Passion”, multimedia performance presentation on St. Elizabeth Seton, Seton Legacy Program, Cincinnati (OH), Emmitsburg (MD), and Convent Station (NJ) (Summer-Fall 2001)

  •  Workshop on Religious Writing at the Herman A. Estrin Writer’s Conference “Transcending the Boundaries of Writing” at Kean University (September 2001)

  •  Groundbreaking Ceremony, St. Vincent Academy, (September 2001)

  • “The Eternal Knot: Creation Stories,” The C.G Jung Society of West Jersey (March 2001)

  •   “Building a Bridge Between the Arts and Social Services”, Newark Emergency Services to Families, 10th Anniversary Networking Conference (1998)

  • “Woldorf Lecture,” Harrisburg Academy, Harrisburg Pennsylvania (April 1997)

  • “Religious Life in Newark,” Symposium, Drew University (March 1995)

  •  Choral Reading, “tree of life”, Dedication of St. Columba Peace Playground (July 1995)

  • performance piece “common vows” for Congregational Day for the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station (September 1993)

  •  “Papo el Piraguero”, Short Story Reading, Pinkney Place, WBAI Radio



  • Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writer

  • Spiralbridge Writers’ Guild/Team Naked Reading

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

  • Newark Arts Council

  • Art Alliance of Monmouth County

  • Newark City without Walls

  • World Haiku Club Multimedia Group

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