Chicago is a lovely city. What I noticed mostly is that people look you in the eye in Chicago. And they nod or smile at you. This does not happen in Philadelphia, so it was initially a little disconcerting. But it was also kind of cool. The conference itself was – well, overwhelming. There were… Continue reading post-awp round up part 2: the “but tell me how you really feel” edition
Here’s a quick recap of how I spent my days: Wednesday: Arrive at Midway at 2:20 p.m. Take the El to Roosevelt and walk 3 blocks to the Best Western at 11th & Michigan. Check in, drop bags in room, and head back out the door to find Miller’s Pub at Wabash & Adams, where… Continue reading post-AWP rundown
Happy Valentine's Day, kids. Here are some lovely poems you can read, in the event you're trying to impress someone today with your appreciation of fine, fine literature: Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Love is Not All" e.e. cummings' "i like my body" Anne Sexton's "The Kiss" (this one in several languages!) Carol Ann Duffy's "Valentine"… Continue reading screw you, chaucer (and other valentine sentiments)
This past weekend I attended the Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway, a fantastic weekend of writing workshops, readings, panel discussions, dancing and awesome people. This year (my 7th in attendance) I ventured into new waters by taking the fiction workshop, led by Richard K. Weems (due to Donna's familiar and affectionate recollections of Gov school,… Continue reading post-Getaway update
So I am recovering from what appeared to be a lovely little bout of something like the Red Death (I fully expected to find myself sweating blood and then dying within a half hour). As such, here's an update on the awesomeness that has occurred while I was busy lying pathetically on the couch: I… Continue reading hoopla!
In case you didn't know already, I have 2 new poems up at PANK Magazine! this morning I pulled a picture of my mother out of my mouth Letter to Myself at Age 12, July 19, 1991 Enjoy!
O hai there Interwebz. Guess what? I have another new poem up for your reading pleasure, this time over with the awesome and hard-working folks at Linebreak! Click here to read my poem "To the Pig in a Bumblebee Costume" I'm really excited about this because Linebreak is a fun journal. Once a week they… Continue reading another new poem!
I went to a reading last night, which was amazing and I will probably write it up later (or this weekend after finals are over), but when I got home last night I found a package from Tuesday; An Art Project waiting for me! This is such a kickass journal and my poem “Rumplestiltskin” was… Continue reading Tuesday on Thursday: new poem!
Last night I finished the latest round of revision to my manuscript. I took out about half the poems from the initial version and replaced them with what I believe to be stronger, more inventive poems. A couple weeks ago, someone told me that I was writing poems that were derivative of another poet. (I… Continue reading self-pep-talk
Oh Amazon. How well you know me. This, in my email today: (for the record, Amazon, I'll be waiting to buy my copies of these books in person.)