I live and write on Little Cranberry, an island off the coast of Maine. In twelve years of living here I've found this to be a great place to write, probably because I like being on a granite rock surrounded by the Atlantic. But I also read a lot and draw inspiration from books as well as from my surroundings. (A love of books is the main reason I also teach English–online, at Coppin State University in Baltimore.) I recently published my first poetry collection, At Bunker Cove, and have poems in various journals and magazines, including The Seattle Times, Crab Creek Review, The Lyric, and The Christian Century.