I am the 2015 winner of the Tampa Review’s Danahy Fiction Prize and of the 2015 Booth Poetry Prize, and I was honored to be the Second Prize winner in Cutthroat’s 2019 Rick DeMarinis Short Story Contest. My stories and poems have also been recently published in The Interpreter’s House, Ambit, Kenyon Review, Mudfish, GSU Review, Georgetown Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Slipstream, Barrow Street, and Common Ground Review. My first chapbook, Dar a Luz was selected by Ilya Kaminsky as winner of pacificReview’s 2007 Brushfire Award. My second chapbook, Painting Cities, and my third, For My Father, have been published by Finishing Line Press.
I grew up in Queens NY, escaped early on, earned my MBA at the Harvard Business School and am a graduate of Hunter College and Los Angeles Film School. I have also studied seriously with poets Philip Schultz, Mary Stewart Hammond, James Regan and Philip Levine. I have been a music industry CFO and Wall Street executive.