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I am a Kauai-based poet, journalist and artist.
In 2015 I began taking orders for poems at a monthly art walk for my own delight and to share a love of words. I sit behind a typewriter composing poems-to-order for passersby. Having waitressed for over 20 years, I am unabashedly sentimental about the iconic green guest check. People offer a word or phrase as a title, and I craft a poem on the spot. The poem customer receives the green Guest Copy and I keep the yellow carbon Kitchen Copy. On Kauai I am known as The Short Order Poet.
I love words and human beings and the electricity traveling between us when we are curious and open to the unknown.
I believe that poetry heals the brokenest of hearts - and when read aloud- even more so.
I am committed to sharing poetry that makes you a more attentive observer, listener and friend.
Download "Short Order Poems" or visit ShortOrderPoet.com to request a personalized poem. Or visit me on Instagram @shortorderpoet.
My husband and I moved to Kauai in 2001. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northern Arizona University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. My work is published in newspapers, literary journals and magazines.