Literary Profile



Book author:
  •  TRY TO REMEMBER, a novel (Grand Central Publishing

                 Listen to & read from the Voice of America interview
                 with me (multilingual)

                 Read an interview & hear me read from my book in
                 BU Today

                 Read the RT Book Review’s 4-star review,  
                 “Author’s Message“ & excerpt from the novel 
                 Read the Latino Books Examiner interview

                 Read the “Intimate Conversation” interview in
                 Black Pearls Magazine

  • two poetry collections:

                  WHEN COMETS RAINED (CustomWords 2004)
                  HOUSICWHISSICK BLUE: Poetry of the Blue Hills
                  Reservation (Edwin Mellen Press 2003)

Literary Awards, Honors, & Accomplishments  

  • Chicano-Latino Literary Prize, Second Place in Poetry, 2001
  • novel-in-Progress semi-finalist, 2007 Faulkner Wisdom Competition
  • finalist, Glimmer Train & Writers @ Work national writing competitions
  • awarded Edna Lymon Cabot Trust grant for twelve stories of women in the migratory process
  • published in Crab Orchard Review, Whiskey Island,  Cimarron Review, The Mid-America Poetry Review, The Caribbean Writer, & many literary and general circulation periodicals
  • selected for inclusion in Boston City Hall’s 2005 Poetry Exhibition
  • featured in Off the Record: An Anthology of Poetry by Lawyers (Legal Studies Forum 2004) 
  • poetry, reviewed in this journal & others, profiled in periodicals like this one, & heard at such diverse venues as Boston’s First Night Celebration, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, & book store reading programs     
  • MFA in Writing, Vermont College


  • Grub St., Inc. (Boston’s writing center)
  • PEN New England
  • member of the former Charles River Poets