Monday, December 31, 2012

New Poem Out (Rufous City Review)

I have a poem in the newest issue (Issue 9) of Rufous City Review. You can check out the issue here.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Book Forthcoming from The National Poetry Review Press

I'm excited to announce that my first full length poetry collection is forthcoming from The National Poetry Review Press.

I am honored that CJ Sage selected the book for publication.

More details later...

Issue One Release (Dressing Room Poetry Journal)

The first issue of Dressing Room Poetry Journal is out now. You can check it out here.

Submissions are now open for Issue Two.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

New Poem Out (Smoking Glue Gun)

I have a poem in the new issue of Smoking Glue Gun. You can check it out here.

Today I got a haircut...

Tomorrow I fly to Minneapolis for a reading I'm giving on Sunday.

News coming... Will blog more soon.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Poem Published in The Destroyer

I have a poem in the new issue of The Destroyer.

There are also digital broadsides available that can be downloaded and used as computer desktop backgrounds, etc.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Come On, December

Punchnel's is publishing an anthology that is scheduled to be released before the holidays. It will be available as a paperback book and as an e-book. The editors chose fifty pieces originally published in the magazine including one of my poems. 

I am now editing Dressing Room Poetry Journal, a new online poetry magazine. The first issue will be out before 2013 and will feature poems by Mary Biddinger, Susana H. Case, Tenaya Darlington, Terry Godbey, Amy Lawless, M.P. Powers, Jay Robinson, and xTx. I'm really excited about the poems that will be in the upcoming issue.

I have a new website which you can see here. I will keep posting updates on this blog as well. 

I've been having reoccurring dreams lately about various things including Nutcracker parts I performed as a teenager. Is it time for Christmas yet? Anyway...

More/other news coming soon/soonish. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Poems Forthcoming in Underground Voices

Today I found out I had two poems accepted by Underground Voices. The poems will be in a print anthology scheduled to be released in November 2013. I'm excited.

I have another project I'm working on that I will blog more about soon.

It's been raining in Akron every day this week. It's been really cold here too. My space heater is currently cranked up to its highest setting.

Where Have You Bean? Poetry & Fiction Reading (Minneapolis)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Reading in Minneapolis

I'll be reading in a poetry and fiction reading in Minneapolis on December 2nd. More details soon. I'm looking forward to it. I haven't been there in several years, but I used to frequently have dance performances in Minneapolis.

Things have been so busy lately. I feel a little like this.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Poem in Gesture Zine

I have a poem in the newest issue of Gesture Zine. You can check it out here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Poems Forthcoming in Rufous City Review and Smoking Glue Gun

This afternoon I had a poem accepted by Rufous City Review and shortly after that another poem was accepted by Smoking Glue Gun.

I am very tired, but very excited!

Poem Forthcoming in Gesture Zine

I just found out I had a poem accepted for publication by the online magazine Gesture Zine. The newest issue of Gesture is scheduled to be released very soon. I'm excited!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Upcoming Poetry Reading in Akron

I will be doing some poetry outreach on Monday, October 15th. I will be reading at North High School in Akron for Teen Read Week.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Poems Forthcoming in Atticus Review

I found out earlier today that I had two poems accepted for publication by Atticus Review. I'm very excited!

This week has been better than I had expected it to be. Feelin' the love.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Poem Published in Punchnel's

I have a new poem out in Punchnel's. You can check it out here.

Hello autumn.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Poems Out (Stone Highway Review)

I have two new poems in the latest issue (Issue 2.1) of Stone Highway Review. The issue is available online for free and can also be purchased as a print edition.

I head back to Akron this weekend...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Upcoming Poetry Reading (Word Bombing)

I'll be reading at cometogetherstudios in Bloomington, Illinois on Saturday, August 11th in the Word Bombing Vol. 4 event. The space is located at 212 N. Roosevelt (on the corner of Roosevelt and Jefferson) in downtown Bloomington. The reading starts at 7 pm and is BYOB.

I have to be back in Akron before August 20th and it's great that I can be part of this reading before I go back.

I've really been enjoying the new season 3 episodes of Louie. I could watch Louis CK perform for hours.

Here are some books I've gotten recently...

Monday, July 16, 2012

New Poem Out (Punchnel's)

I have a new poem published in the online magazine Punchnel's. You can check it out here.

I'm not sure when the other poem that Punchnel's accepted will be out, but I will keep you posted.

I feel a little like this today.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Issue 6 of Midwestern Gothic Out Now

I have two poems in the newest issue of Midwestern Gothic.

I fell asleep around 2 am last night and got up at 4 am for an early flight. I may or may not have the same bedtime as a first grader tonight.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Poems Forthcoming in Stone Highway Review and Punchnel's

This morning I found out I had two new poems accepted for publication by Punchnel's.

A few hours later, two other new poems were accepted by Stone Highway Review.

Right now I'm reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.

New Poem Out (The Waterhouse Review)

I have a poem in the new issue of The Waterhouse Review. You can check it out here.

It's hard to believe it's already July...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Summer Solstice

A manuscript of mine was recently a top ten finalist in the Bateau Press 2012 Boom Poetry Chapbook Contest. I'm very flattered. Congrats to the winner.

Now it's time for some mini marshmallows. Oh, yeah.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Poem Forthcoming in The Waterhouse Review

I found out this afternoon I had a poem accepted by The Waterhouse Review.

Earlier today, I got a spray tan. Let's hope I don't become as addicted to spray tans as this girl.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Poems Forthcoming in Midwestern Gothic

I found out tonight that I had poems accepted for publication by the print journal Midwestern Gothic.

I've been feeling a little nostalgic lately. Can you tell?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Summer Reading List (Part 1)

I've started to plan what I'm going to read this summer. These are the books I'm going to read first...

Sleeping with Houdini by Nin Andrews

Beauty Lessons by Terry Godbey

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

Generation Me by Jean M. Twenge

Side Bun Kind of Day

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Poem Forthcoming in The Destroyer

I just found out that I had a poem accepted by The Destroyer. The upcoming issue is scheduled to be released around November.

I had a lot of work to do last night and I didn't sleep at all. Somehow I'm still awake...

Monday, April 23, 2012

New Poems Published (Slurve Magazine)

I have two new poems in Slurve Magazine. You can check them out here and here. 

I recently watched a really great documentary. Check it out if you get the chance.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Mix

I found out yesterday that next year I will be receiving the A.D. and Frances Wilson Memorial Grant. I'm very excited! It was great to get the news.

I've been really tired lately and early Monday morning I fainted. I've been drinking a lot of water since then which I think is helping. I've also been watching this over and over again and I think it's helping too.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Five New Poems Published (Counterexample Poetics)

I have five new poems in the online journal Counterexample Poetics. The poems were accepted and published today. You can check them out here.

Have I mentioned before that I am teaching English comp at 7:45 am this semester and I'm a night owl?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Na Na Na Na Na

I don't know this girl, but I really appreciate the shout out.

I finished up my Rubbertop Review poetry selections over spring break. I'm excited to see how the issue turns out. 

I'm feeling nostalgic today. Someone call Clarissa Darling.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Forthcoming Poems, Sassy Girls

I found out tonight I had poems accepted by Slurve Magazine.

Slurve published a poem I love by Stacia M. Fleegal. Check it out here.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Poems Published

I have four new poems in the February issue of SOFTBLOW. You can check them out here.