My first poetry collection, Samsara, (Turning Point, 2014) was named a “Must-Read Book” by the Massachusetts Book Awards in 2015 and was a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the U.S.
I received my Master's in Creative Writing and my Master’s in Social Work from Boston University in the U.S. In my practice as a psychotherapist, I have a special interest in therapeutic uses of writing.
I’m the recipient of the Barbara Bradley and Firman Houghton awards from the New England Poetry Club in the U.S. My poetry is included in numerous journals, including Carapace (South Africa), Consequence, The Human Journal (Istanbul), Rhino, Tinderbox, The Compassion Anthology, and The Women's Review of Books.
About the Journal
Ars Medica is one of Canada’s first health humanities journals. Launched in 2004, we transitioned in 2014 to a web-only format. Ars Medica provides an online venue for dialogue, meaning-making, and the representation of experiences of the body, health, wellness, and encounters within the medical system. Content includes narratives from patients and health care workers, including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We also include sections on writing by and about children, international health, and other voices routinely silenced in the healthcare system.