Where food, poetry, and stories steep like a good cup of tea.
I'm a writer in search of a good story and a good meal.
Ultimately, my decade-long background in the social sector (including grantmaking, fundraising, program management, content development, social media, and digital marketing marketing) is about storytelling, and helping people engage with causes and organizations in a meaningful way.
Eat This Poem launched in January 2012 as a way to fuse two of my passions, food and writing. I hope you'll stay a while (preferably with a hot mug of tea or coffee in hand) as we explore how poetry moves from page to plate, and inspires our palates along the way.
In addition to recipe and poetry pairings, you'll also find musings on writing, cooking, creativity, motherhood, and embracing the simple things.
I received an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and studied literature and art history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2011, I founded The Giving Table, a website that empowers everyone to change the food system.
The Eat This Poem cookbook will be published in Spring 2017 by Roost Books. I'm a regular contributor to Life & Thyme Magazine, and my work has been featured in Positive Writer, Christian Science Monitor, and numerous guest posts.
I am currently eating my way through Los Angeles, where I live with my husband, son, and French bulldog.