This site is a work-in-progress for housing my recognized poetry — meaning either prize-winning or published poems. It began ten years ago as Oaks to Acorns with a variety of experimental poetry.

In very short, I was born and raised in New England, studied and taught in many places before immigrating from China to Switzerland in 1996 where I remain with my husband, a watchmaker, two grown children and our golden retriever.

My poetry has appeared most recently in Rock & Sling, Offshoots, Everyday Haiku: An Anthology, and in The Society of Classical Poets Journal 2017.  I founded and chair The Pernessy Poets in Lausanne and serve on the steering committee of the Geneva Writers’ Group Conferences.  On any given day, you’ll most likely find me teaching English as a Foreign Language, doing translations from French to English, or writing…when I’m not wandering about and wondering at it all.

I welcome your thoughts and comments. Thank you for visiting.
Warm wishes to all,