General details

  • SeaUrchin

  • Florida

  • Vicki

  • Univ. of Central Florida

  • English

In short

  • Freelance writer, poet, wife, mother, teacher, maid, clown, chauffeur, nurse, creator, planner, Zumba dancer, chef, laugh-lover.

    A poet at heart, I feel the urge to write every day. Not everything that comes out is worth keeping so I search for that balance between ordinary and spectacular, recklessness and control, beauty and brokenness.

  • My claim to fame is both odd and wonderful: I survived the crash of Delta 191 in DFW and could not resurrect my broken 'wings' for many years. The feathers have all begun growing back in, to my great and absolute amazement!

    While attending an international weekend poetry conference in 2003, I walked away the startled-yet-happy recipient of a $20,000.00 Grand prize for a poem titled, "Love Letter to India."

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Historical Fiction

    Non-Fiction: Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction

  • The Red Tent - Anita Diamant

    I Know this Much is True - Wally Lamb

    White Oleander - Janet Fitch

    Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt

    A Three Dog Life - Abigail Thomas

     If This is a Man - Primo Levi

    The Road - Cormac McCarthy

    Year of Wonders (A Novel of the Plague) - Geraldine Brooks

    The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
  • The 2nd Degree Difference
  • wherever it's quiet and cool, most likely with a snoring peke underfoot.
  • feature writer at
  • Poetry: General