Wednesday, April 30, 2014

July 12: SUNCHILD Reading in Austin, Texas

I'll be reading in Austin, Texas on July 12th in the SUNCHILD Reading Series, the new reading series from the magazine Smoking Glue Gun. I'll post more details later.

I'm reading this Friday at Quaker Square.

Saturday I'm reading at The Big Big Mess with Frank Giampietro, Rochelle Hurt, and Carter Strong.

More dates TBA.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Poetry Videos

I've posted a few more poetry videos on my YouTube channel.

As always, I'll keep posting updates on this blog and on my website. I've said it before and I'll say it again... Watch out for catfishing and other strange online behavior.

I have received some very sweet emails from people saying they enjoyed Inappropriate Sleepover. Thanks everyone!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Madison & Columbus Photos (& Next Weekend's Events)

I had a great time in Madison reading for the Emerging Young Poets Reading and doing a reading and answering questions for the poetry class at Madison College. My presentation/teaching at the Columbus State Writers Conference went well. The participants in my workshop were fearless. It was fun being part of the book fair as well. My luggage will be a lot lighter on the way home after selling books. You can still order a copy on amazon if you were unable to buy one at the recent Akron, Madison, and Columbus events. In Columbus, I stayed at The Lofts hotel and when I arrived I found out I had been upgraded to a suite for free. Yes. 


My former teacher, Matt Guenette (Thanks Matt!)

Sarah Levine

My friend Elizabeth's window decals
Late night...
...trench coat party

NEOMFA ladies at the Whiskey Island Magazine table

Next weekend I have a reading on Friday evening at Quaker Square and a reading Saturday evening at Annabell's. (Both in Akron, Ohio.) I have readings and events in different states this summer. I will keep posting updates. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Inappropriate Sleepover: NewPages Editor's Pick

I just found out that Inappropriate Sleepover is a NewPages Editor's Pick. I'm very excited!

Here are some of the party pics from yesterday...

Katrina Wollet

Mary Biddinger

Eric Morris

Ethan Rutherford

Anne Garwig

Eliese Goldbach

Sarah Dravec

John Estes

Nathan Kemp

Frank Giampietro




Friday, April 11, 2014


I finally got my hair cut today. The last time I got my hair cut was April 16th, 2013. It was really long.

Earlier today...

It feels much better now!

I'm really tired this week, but I am so excited about the events on the 19th, 24th, and 26th! 

I will post info about other readings soon.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Poets & Writers Page

I now have a page in the Poets & Writers directory which you can see here.