Some people grow up playing checkers, or the cello; I grew up playing poetry with my mother and never stopped. After she died suddenly in 2010, I began to share my poems with others. On my website, you’ll find over thirty pieces that have been published in various places including Crab Orchard Review, Pacific Review, and Necessary Fiction.
My first collection, GALOSHES, was published in 2020. I don’t think I’ll ever get over that Naomi Shihab Nye awarded me a Geneva Writers’ Literary Prize for my poem, “Said Unsaid,” or that Billy Collins shortlisted my poem “When to Flip the Pancakes” for the 2021 Fish Poetry Prize and read "Reverse Musical Chairs" on The Poetry Broadcast.
On an ordinary day, I post either from Lausanne, Switzerland, or from Pézenas, France. Thank you for visiting and, just in case you’re wondering about how to pronounce my Belgian last name, it isn’t floral and it rhymes with O.K. — but I will answer to Bucket which rhymes most appropriately with … something else.