Hello. I am an artist and a poet born in Texas and residing in Italy. I’m more interested in what is similar between groups of people than what separates them. I love to read. I don’t own a television. I am interested in history and the capillary effects of events and communication.
I am a writer and translator by profession but my passion is poetry. Since 2009 I have curated and edited International Poetry Month, an event born out of my desire to offer a welcoming context for poets who are little known or who, though published in their native language, have had little exposure outside of their own country because their work has yet to be translated. IPM offers poets and readers the opportunity to reach around the globe and find beauty and inspiration from a worldwide community of readers and writers.
When I’m not writing or translating, I work alongside my husband, contemporary artist and furniture designer Matthew Broussard, both as a partner in building bespoke furniture and as a studio assistant for his artistic projects. I sand, gild, apply fine finishes and, the best part: spend lots of time talking about painting compositions, production methods and how to get from concept to completed project. You’re welcome to take a look at our latest projects HERE. I also share stories about our projects and our life here in Northern Italy at my personal blog, La Casa degli Americani.
If you’re interested in exploring my poetry and/or artwork, click HERE. If you’re interested in hearing audio recordings of poems from previous years, click on the links below.