Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I got my hair cut for Thanksgiving. I don't think it has been this short since the mid-90's. It feels really good. Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

New Video & VoteVoteVote & Books I'm Reading

Thank you to Vine Leaves Press for this new The Crimes of Clara Turlington video. I'm not sure what the quality of the video will be like on this blog when I post it below. You can also watch it here or here.

I voted early. Have you voted yet? Vote!

Right now I'm reading Baby, I Don't Care by Chelsey Minnis and Nicole Chung's All You Can Ever Know. I'm really enjoying them both so far. 

I keep forgetting to say that a few months ago (four? five?) I read Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier. It's one of those books that I think everyone should read.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Current Reads

I'm really excited about the books I'm reading right now.

You Play the Girl


The House of Impossible Beauties


So far, I recommend reading all of them.


I'm trying to decide what I want to do with my hair for the summer. Right now, it's really long, and the ends are unintentionally lighter. I was trying to get a clear photo of the length and the ends. Wasn't attempting to look angsty with my head tilted. No filter. I am that pale right now.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Poetry in Sprung Formal

I have a poem in the new issue of Sprung Formal: The Kansas City Art Institute's Literary Journal. Issue XIII is really fun, and even has a poem by Mark Leidner. I've been a fan of Leidner's work since undergrad. I remember being really pumped up about the poem "Charismatic Ambulance Driver." I wish I could have bottled that baby poet excitement so I could douse myself with it now.

The issue is in print and online. You can read it online here. Here's a sneak peak of the print version.

There is a release event tonight in Kansas City.

The Sprung Formal editors are also charismatic ambulance drivers.

In other news, a poem of mine is being translated for the journal Gard. It will be the third time my poetry has been translated into/published in Turkish.

I've also had a few pieces of writing published this year that I haven't shared on this blog because the overall project is its own thing. Just thought I'd mention it because I haven't posted on this blog in a few months.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New Interview Out

I answered some questions for Vending Machine Press this fall, and the interview came out last week. You can read it here.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

New Nonfiction (For Makeup Lovers)

Earlier this fall, Superstition Review asked me to write a guest post for their blog. I wrote about a lifelong love of makeup. You can read the piece here. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"Mike Pence Watches Me Eat a Milkshake" & "Someday I’ll Love Meg Johnson"

I just realized how late I am updating this blog with these poems.

A few weeks ago, I had two new poems published by Vending Machine Press. You can read them here.

I might be the last person on earth still updating a blogger/blogspot blog.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Book Review, New Poetry Video, Dance & Fashion Article

A new review of The Crimes of Clara Turlington came out today in Glass: A Journal of Poetry. You can read it here. I really appreciate all the reviews of this book. You can read earlier reviews of The Crimes of Clara Turlington here, here, and here.

I'm in this article about dance and fashion that came out in Racked on February 15th. It's a really fun piece.

Earlier in 2017, Vending Machine Press published some of my poems, and the journal now has a channel on dailymotion. You can watch me read my pieces from VMP here.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

New Book Review, New Poems

There is a new review of The Crimes of Clara Turlington out in the current issue of Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal! You can read it here.

On Inauguration Day, three new poems came out in Vending Machine Press. You can read the poems here.

Another poem of mine is forthcoming in the publication Print-Oriented Bastards.

Am I forgetting anything?

I'm working on new pieces so that's where my mind is right now.

Also... I've been walking around with a shocked look on my face since the election. I'll leave it at that.