If you are looking for a library copy of Inappropriate Sleepover,the libraries where you can check one out/get it through interlibrary loan (that I know of) are the Iowa State University library (Parks Library), the Ames (Iowa) Public Library, and the Williamsburg (Iowa) Public Library. Of course, it can still be ordered from the press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.
This past week, the Octagon Center for the Arts started selling copies of Inappropriate Sleepover. It's cool to have copies of the book in such a lovely space.
Over a week ago, I found out that my second full length manuscript Butter Sad was a semi-finalist in the Press 53 competition. Butter Sad has been a finalist or semi-finalist five times now. I'm glad various presses are connecting with it.
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.
The new issue of Dressing Room Poetry Journalis 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.
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.