Profiled for CNY Books & Authors on

When it rains it pours! This profile of me has just been published on’s CNY Books & Authors column and will appear in the Syracuse Post-Standard‘s Sunday print edition Empire Magazine on either the 4th or the 11th. Thank you to author Casey Rose Frank for reaching out and for writing such a generous piece about me and my poetry

I’m reading poetry Feb 6 2016 for the Syracuse YMCA LiterarY Brunch

Hi Central New York friends. I’m giving a poetry reading Saturday, February 6 at 11 a.m. as part of the 11th Annual LiterarY Dinner series of The Arts Branch of the Syracuse YMCA to support their After School Arts Programs, serving over 850 children in Syracuse’s inner city. The cost is a tax-deductable donation of $40, and you get a great brunch at the home of Judy Carr, fine company, and me reading poems! Please RSVP before the brunch by email to or by phone 560-3484. Please share with anyone who may be interested. Hope to see you there!

I’m teaching a poetry workshop this spring in Syracuse

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be teaching a poetry writing workshop called “Improving the Blank Page” this spring at The Downtown Writer’s Center in sunny Syracuse, NY.

Improving the Blank Page with Christopher Citro. Weds., 6:30-8:00. 8 weeks, starting April 8, 2015. Nicanor Parra once said, “In poetry, everything is permitted. With only this condition, of course: you have to improve on the blank page.” In this workshop, we’ll read and discuss contemporary poetry from a writer’s perspective and create fresh poems of our own. We’ll share new work based on prompts and exercises, and improve on a few blank pages along the way.

Registration is open to the public. To learn more about The Downtown Writer’s Center, download the spring class schedule, and register for this workshop, visit the Center’s website HERE. Feel free to share with anyone in the area who might be interested!