Friday, September 19, 2014

Minneapolis Reading (& Other Stuff...)

I will be reading in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 18th at Five Watt Coffee. I'm reading in the Espresso Yrself reading series which is curated by Katrina Wollet and Patrick Stephenson. (I actually read at their first event about two years ago.) I'm really excited for this reading. Eliese Goldbach will be there from Ohio, and Minneapolis writers Brian Beatty and Ashley Cardona will be reading as well.



I've been writing some new poems. (Slowly, but surely.) This week I had conferences with my students. (I have 96 students this semester.) My brother is getting married on September 27th. I'm getting settled at my new place. I took these pictures last Sunday.








Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Updates... Various...

About a week and a half ago, I found out Butter Sad (my second full length manuscript) made it to the next round in the Able Muse Book Award for Poetry contest, which is flattering.

One of the wonderful librarians at the Iowa State library (Parks Library) made this webpage with some of my poems/journal publications.

Things are busy...

Friday, August 22, 2014

New Poems Out (Anthem Journal)

The summer issue of Anthem Journal is out now. You can read my poems here and here.

My two pieces that are forthcoming in the fall issue of Anthem Journal are somewhat related to my poems in Nashville Review, especially this one.

I start teaching on Monday. I start moving into my new place on Labor Day. 

I'm reading in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 18th. Reading in Miami at some point, but I don't know the date yet.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dressing Room Poetry Journal (Issue Nine)

The new issue of Dressing Room Poetry Journal is out now. Issue Nine features poetry by Michael Albright, Ashley Cardona, Chris Crittenden, John Dorsey, Chelsea Eckert, Molly Fuller, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, Kenneth Pobo, and Claudia Serea. The issue also includes an interview with Kristina Marie Darling by Genevieve Jencson and an interview with Blake Lee Pate and Taylor Jacob Pate about the SUNCHILD Reading Series.

Fall 2014

I start teaching at ISU on Monday, August 25th. I was originally scheduled to teach three courses, but I was recently asked if I wanted to teach a fourth class so I am now teaching an additional section of English 250.

I start moving into my new apartment on Monday, September 1st (Labor Day).

I've been writing some new pieces.

My brother is getting married in late September. 

I will be in Minneapolis for a weekend this fall. (Probably in October.)

The next issue of Dressing Room Poetry Journal will be out soon.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Finalist: Butter Sad

Butter Sad (my second full length manuscript) is a finalist again. Very exciting!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Austin Weekend

This past Saturday I read with Abbey Chung, Ginger Ko, and Victoria Sanz as part of the SUNCHILD Reading Series. Thanks to Blake Lee Pate and Taylor Jacob Pate for putting together such a great reading. Thanks to Meg McKeon for hosting me in Austin. I've done nine events since the release of Inappropriate Sleepover and they have all been really fun. 

Before flying to Texas:



Austin:




The reading:









Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Issue Eight: Dressing Room Poetry Journal

The new issue of Dressing Room Poetry Journal is out now. Issue Eight features poetry by Stephanie Bryant Anderson, Maggie Blake Bailey, Katie Berger, Robert Lee Brewer, Robert Cole & Juliet Cook, Juliet Cook & j/j hastain, Vanessa Jimenez Gabb, Rebecca Hanssens-Reed, Ted Jean, Jill Khoury, Jean Prokott, and Milla van der Have.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Four Poems Forthcoming in Anthem Journal

I had four poems accepted by Anthem Journal today!

I really like this journal and I really like three pieces they recently published by Nin Andrews. (Of course.)

Two of my poems will be in the summer issue. The theme of the summer issue is "Heat." The other two poems will be in the fall issue. The theme of the fall issue is "Day of the Dead."

I guess if I had to describe the poems forthcoming in the "Heat" issue I would say they are edgy. If I had to describe the poems forthcoming in the "Day of the Dead" issue I would say they are very edgy.

I'm currently reading Flappers by Judith Mackrell.