Celebrate with me! I’m one of the new Poetry Readers for Muzzle Magazine!… Read More Celebrate with Me! I’m a Poetry Reader for Muzzle Magazine!
Here’s a quick snapshot of my Labor Day weekend! The Good Place, IT, reading poetry, and compiling my poetry manuscript! … Read More A Night of Building a Manuscript & Reading Poetry
Happy Sunday, all! I had a wonderful, literary weekend, celebrating with Bill Olsen, New Issues Poetry & Prose, and fellow writer friends. Here are a few poems I loved from my weekend; enjoy!… Read More An Inspiring Day in Kalamazoo: Poems
In honor of the excellent poet, Marni Ludwig, here are five poems: Four of hers and one of mine. All my love today to Marni, her family, and her friends. … Read More In Honor of Marni Ludwig: Five Poems
The thing that I love about erasure poetry is how interactive it can (and should!) be with the original work it is pulling from. I think, for some writers who attempt this form, the goal is to reinvent the words that are on the page, than to accept them and attempt to draw something… Read More “My Face Resembles / The One Reflected in the Water”: Reading David Dodd Lee’s And Others, Vaguer Presences
Happy Sunday, all! As fellow readers, book lovers, and writers, I know you have authors and books in your back pocket that you find yourself returning to from time to time. Maybe it’s an annual thing, maybe it’s when you’re having a rough time, or are in a creative slump. For me, one of those… Read More Reading David Dodd Lee
BAR TALK You remind me of a father figure—not my real father who I leave absent from my poems. Maybe for him, there are too few words, or maybe I prefer him like a ghost: imprinted on walls. More words I can leave scattered on his grave. WINTER BIRTHDAY To the sister who has… Read More Today: Three Tiny Poems
Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! I’m doing things a little differently starting this week, sharing a poem and the writing prompt behind it (I’m back to writing poems each day, some written free-style, and some by prompt). I know I’m a little late to the party today, but I still wanted to check in. Here… Read More “Where It’s Gone” & The Prompt Behind It
Hello, everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend and are enjoying your Monday. Starting this week, I’m going to do something a little different. I’m back to writing every day, with a mixture of free-writing and prompt-driven writing. I’m going to share a poem each day that is driven by a prompt, followed… Read More “All My Things Are Empty Now” & The Prompt That Wrote It
—A poem today after a long hiatus —Happy International Day of the Girl WHAT GROWING UP TASTES LIKE I sit with my windows open, drink of the air as if it were the gumdrop from childhood that never melted, that never tasted quite like the color coating implied: daffodil yellow, all-of-your-dreams-come-true- blue,… Read More What Growing Up Tastes Like
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