Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Whoa... Thank you!

My new full length manuscript, Butter Sad, has made it to the third round and is officially a finalist in the Quercus Review Press book contest. I'm so flattered this manuscript is in the top 20.

They'll be announcing the winner in two weeks. Quercus Review Press published one of my favorite books (Terry Godbey's Beauty Lessons) and I'm sure the book that gets chosen this year will become a new favorite of mine.

Stay tuned for updates about the release of Inappropriate Sleepover!

Update (3/3/2014): 
Butter Sad was one of six honorable mentions in the Quercus Review book contest. One winner (Laurie Zimmerman) and six honorable mentions were chosen from the 20 finalists. Thanks Quercus! I'm very flattered!

Sunday, February 16, 2014


I have a few updates, but before I can organize my thoughts I just have to say it... Cabin fever.
February 16th. Still winter.

On Thursday, April 24th I have a reading at Madison College (in Madison, Wisconsin) and I'm visiting Matt Guenette's poetry class. On Saturday, April 26th I'm presenting/teaching at the Columbus State Writers Conference in Columbus, Ohio. I'm really looking forward to all of this! I'll post more details later.

I've uploaded some more videos to my YouTube channel. The newest videos are of me reading some poems by other poets that I really like. I'll try to keep adding more videos. 

Stay warm!