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