My Blue Muse Biography

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, thirteen years ago P.J. abandoned the desert heat for the cooler climate of San Francisco. Since then she’s lost all ability to go back home unless it’s during the months from November to March.

P.J. earned her degree in English Literature from Arizona State University (ASU) where she studied with poet, Alberto Rios, and fell in love with poetry and writing. Since then, she’s been in several writing groups and taken workshops with poets Thea Sullivan and Kim Addonizio. She hopes to earn her MFA at some future date.

For now, she spends her days writing poetry and prose and submitting both. Her work has appeared in an anthology entitled Nepotism and has been or will soon be published in the following journals:  Möbius, Santa Clara Review, Hogtown Creek Review, Poems Niederngasse, Kalliope, Rock Salt Plum, insolent rudder, Small Spiral Notebook, The Harrow, The Storyteller, Rearview Quarterly, Salt River Review, Long Story Short, Tar Wolf Review, All Things Girl, and Calyx. In 2002, the DMQ Review awarded her with their Muses Award and a Pushcart nomination for her poem, “To Jen, Who Died This Winter.”

She lives with two SPCA rescue cats, a playful Havanese, and her Brit husband, Martin, who she met on and married three years later at the turn of the Millennium.

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