I started this blog on September 21, 2009 to track how many days it would take to establish myself as a professional Writer in New York City while transitioning from about a decade spent living in Australia. Two and a half years later, in September 2011, I re-located to midtown Manhattan.
From the start of this blog, I’ve lived on two different continents and in ten different residences. I’ve had five jobs, lost seven people I loved, divorced twice and had about six nervous breakdowns, give or take.
Since the FollowMeToNYC jump-off, I self-published three poetry volumes, scripted and shot one short-film and had the honor of being nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Short, Fast and Deadly. My work has been featured in both digital and print publications, and I have had the amazing experience of connecting with other Artists all around the world. 98% of the creative work read here is composed on the day. It is all raw, first draft material. I think “poetry editing” is an oxymoron.
I presently reside in Hell’s Kitchen, with Peanut and Fronkles. Love to you, yours and ours.