2014-present – Producer
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival, Worcester, MA
A Doublebunny Press project, Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival is a celebration of the meeting of poetry and the visual arts at the intersection of film, which invites writers and filmmakers to make non-performance short films illustrating original poems by living authors, and to compete for prizes in six categories. Honors are awarded at a viewing party in Worcester, where films by finalists in all the categories are screened, and the winners are feted with prize money and trophies. The competition is open to writers and filmmakers internationally. As producer of this festival, duties include everything from logo design, to promotion, to curating the screening reels, to the logistics and running of the viewing event.
2007 – present Owner/Operator
Apple Batiks, Worcester, MA
Apple Batiks is a fine purveyor of handmade goods, including batik designed tee-shirts and bags, as well as knitted and crocheted scarves and haberdashery, and hand-bound blank books. Operating primarily on the web as an Etsy store, Apple Batiks can also be found at the occasional craft fair in New England, and produces many custom orders.
1995 – present Owner/Operator
Doublebunny Press, Worcester, MA
Doublebunny is a small independent press that serves the New England area through poetry design, layout, and production of fine books and posters. Doublebunny also supported Omnivore Magazine, a poetry and arts monthly which, during its three-year run, published poetry and articles by over 150 authors, and carried a national subscription base. In 2003, Doublebunny took its maiden voyage as a recording label with the release of music by Daily Mouse. In 2014, Doublebunny stretched out into film, with the very first Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival.
2011-October 2013 Blog Curator
Worcester Poets’ Asylum, Worcester, MA
The Sunday night Poets’ Asylum poetry reading series boasted an eclectic mix of features, readers, and events, and was, until October 2013, the home slam for the Worcester Poetry Slam team. As part of the commitment to the community, the Worcester Poets’ Asylum maintained a blog, which included a weekly listing of current poetry events in the region.
2014-Present Blog Curator
7 Hills Slam, Worcester, MA
This brand new monthly reading series is the new home for the Worcester Poetry Slam team, a diverse and exciting set of features, and an open mic. As part of the commitment to the community, 7 Hills maintains an online presence at its blog, with listings of upcoming events, schedule of the slams, and recaps of the shows.
Visual Arts Exhibition and Design
The Harvey Ball, exhibition at Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester, MA October 2017, mixed media
Worcester FilmWars, as part of Team Rabbit Rabbit Run, Worcester, MA, May 2017, poetry short film
Worcester FilmWars, as part of Team HOP(e), Worcester, MA, October 2016, poetry short film
MCLA Gallery 51, Waiting exhibition, North Adams, MA May 2016, photo
pro.l.e Videopoem Series, Barcelona, Spain June 2015, poetry and collage short film
CYCLOP Videopoem Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine November 2014, poetry and collage short film
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival logo and branding, Worcester, MA 2014 – 2018, mixed media
Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Worcester, MA 2013, cover illustration, collage
Poets’ Asylum logo, Worcester, MA August 2013, mixed media
In Context, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA July 2011; juried exhibition, collage
Java Hut, Worcester, MA October 2005; solo exhibition, collage
CC Lowell First Show Gallery, Worcester, MA February 2005; solo exhibition, collage
Lethe Press, Mapleshade, NJ 2004 – 2006 – book cover illustration and design, collage
Wordsmith Press, Ann Arbor, MI 2005, book cover illustration, collage
Syracuse University’s Marquee Project, Syracuse, NY 2003; juried show, collage
Collage Workshop Instructor
The WorcShop Makerspace, 2017
North Brookfield High School, 2013
Crompton Collective, 2013, 2014
Vibrant Visionary Collage Workshop with Karen Arp-Sandel, 2011-2014, 2016- 2017
BA in Russian Literature from Ohio State University, 1993