Readings & Publications

Selected Readings and Publications

I’m a retired psychologist, poet, dance writer and NPR radio-pre/reviewer about dance, active with my family and nature’s family, in awe of both, blessed to be alive, able to learn from indigenous cultures, driven by social justice issues, baking baklava for 300, and capable of deep laughter and snorts.

Selected poetry publications include: Cornstalk Mother, Puddinghouse Publishers, 2009, What Lasts is the Breath, from Black Swan Editions, May, 2013, in  and poems in: Poetry Foundation website’s American Life in Poetry, week of April 23, 2012, Adobe Walls, Volumes 2-5, Blue Mesa, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection (anthology of New Mexican poets, 2007), Echoes, Hawaii Review, Malpais Review, Spring 2012, Manzanita Quarterly, Mudfish, New Mexico Poetry Review, Sagarin Reviews and Anthology, Reconstructionist, Visions International,  Santa Fe Literary Review.

Selected poetry readings PEN International, East St. Louis Drumbeats, Writers’ Voice National Reading Series in St. Louis, River Styx at Duffs, Edison Theatre at Washington University, Manzanita at Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe Public Library, Inn at Loretto, McGrath Orchard, Southwest Writers at Wild Oats, Santa Fe Doorways, Compassionate Friends, Paul White Salon, Teatro Paraguas, La Tienda Performance Space, 100,000 Poets for Change, Garcia Street Books. Op.Cit. Books; KSFR-FM 101.1 — Animal Poems with Wednesday’s Poets, airs Friday, March 21, 4:30, and Friday, April 4th, 4:30 pm on Animal Talk Radio, Jenny Rabinowitz, host.  Tucson Book Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 15 & 16th, University of Arizona campus, 9am-5pm, Booth #124;  also, Sunday, Central Pavilion, 2-4pm. Come visit and examine the combination Janet’s poems with Steven Counsell’s India ink drawings from his series, “Before the Fall” to deepen the emotional experience of the poems.
Unitarian Church, Santa Fe, Wednesday’s Poets, Sunday, April 27th, 4pm, Animals R Us
Santa Fe Art Quilt Guild Exhibit with poets, Southwestern College

Op.Cit. Books;  St. Paul, MN — Center for Grief, Loss & Transition, Minneapolis, MN—Desmond-May Salon; Albuquerque, NM’s Page One Bookstore: Adobe Walls Featured Poet;  Santa Fe Art Quilt Guild with Poets at La Tienda Gallery;

Upcoming: St. Louis, Missouri — Left Bank Bookstore; Moby Dickens Books, Taos, NM (see Upcoming Readings page for details).

Dance publications include: Dance Magazine, Dance Critics of America, Saint Louis POST DISPATCH, Santa Fe NEW MEXICAN, Santa Fe REPORTER, SUN Monthly, THE Magazine, High Altitude Dance, Santa Fe One Heart.  Engendered scholarship to Dance Critics Association’s Annual Conference, 2010, to write about Politics and Activism in Dance.

Public Radio pre and reviews: past: KDHX-FM, St. Louis, KSFR-FM, Santa Fe.,  KUNM-FM.

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