Last night, I had the extremely great opportunity to perform as one of the five Selected Readers for Lit Literary Collective’s Write Night in May, organized by Krista Cox and Ultreia, Inc. Thank you, to Krista and Lit Literary and everyone, for having me. I haven’t read in over a year, and I needed… Read More My Reading with Write Night! Next Up: Dinosaurs.
Hi everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your week. Two pieces of fun news for this afternoon— I’ll be reading tonight among friends at LangLab in South Bend at 7pm as a part of Lit Literary Collective‘s WRITE NIGHT with Ultreia, Inc. You can find more about it here; I hope you’ll join us!… Read More Reading at LangLab Tonight! & Poem Featured as Creative Writing Prompt
When we were younger, we leveled footprints in the woods—off the path, of course, down deep where the sun could barely find us, where we blended with the trees and hid behind the shrubbery. I found a deer, small, its eyes glazed and wide, still hiding from the storm the night before. Left berries.… Read More A Walk in the Snow
—To my fellow Benders, I threw on my grief. MY DUMB HEART is open wide and overflows with water. How I manage to stay alive is beyond me. I like to think that I am more than a wallflower, that others see something in me, that the love I feel swells out… Read More My Dumb Heart
—Hope is the thing with feathers. Here is a truth: I thrive on hope. But yet, here is another: if you fill a pillow with feathers, I cannot sleep— I wake in the middle of the night, heavy-chested and warm, throwing off the dark as if it were a spare blanket meant for… Read More Dear Emily—
Hi friends! April is only a few short days away, and I want to share a little about what I’m committing to in my own writing life. First of all, yes, I am going to complete the 30/30 challenge: aka, 30 poems in 30 days, or, write daily. BUT, to also raise money for my… Read More My 24-hour Crash-and-Burn and My 30/30 Project
Hi everyone! I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the first day of spring a little bit yesterday. It was about 40 degrees here, with beautifully crisp air. We wound up barbecuing out with some friends, so it was a great time. It gave me a chance to pause, and to… Read More National Poetry Month Goals!!
It beats. It hums. My heart— what else could beat so cold and low as this : make me a list. give me a kiss : Kalamazoo, I love you. Paris, Baghdad, and Beruit, I love you. What more harm can we inflict than gunfire on a summer’s day, a winter walk, what life… Read More A Poem with a Gun Inside
Hi everyone! I have a great event to share with you! This Saturday, right before the Bowl, is the Black and White Poetry Jam at the Potawatomi Greenhouse Conservatory, right across the street from Indiana University South Bend, backed up against Kids’ Kingdom. Here is all of the information I have on the event,… Read More Black & White Poetry Jam This Weekend!
Hi all! Just in case you haven’t heard elsewhere, my poems, “You Fill another Page” and “Gunshots and Fireworks are Sort of the Same in the End.” are both up at Birds Piled Loosely today! Dear Editors, thank you so much for this recognition and giving these poems a home; I am so happy… Read More Two Poems up at Birds Piled Loosely Today!