Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Butter Sad Update

I found out last Thursday that my second full length manuscript Butter Sad was a semi-finalist (one of the top twelve manuscripts) in the Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry contest. I was excited to get this news so soon after the collection was a finalist and honorable mention in another contest this spring. I'm so happy that people are enjoying and connecting with the manuscript.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Three Pieces in Cease, Cows

I have three pieces in Cease, Cows. You can check them out here.

Dressing Room Poetry Journal contributor Leah Browning has a new chapbook out from Dancing Girl Press that includes her poem from Issue Four. The chapbook is called In the Chair Museum and you can order it here. There are also broadsides of "Any Day Now" (the poem from Dressing Room) with artwork by Sarah Browning.

Things have been so busy this spring that I have been slower than usual reading and responding to Dressing Room submissions. I am starting to pick up the pace though and I am excited about Issue Eight. I'm flattered by the high number of submissions.

Late night submission reading

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Verse Daily

My poem "44306" from my book Inappropriate Sleepover is featured on Verse Daily today! You can check it out here and here. You can currently see it on the home page and tomorrow you can see it in the archives. Very excited!

Sunday, May 4, 2014


Had a great time last night before, during, and after the reading. It was great meeting Rochelle Hurt.
Before heading out
The Big Big Mess Reading Series
One of my favorite parts of the night was hanging out and hula hooping after the reading with Katie Mertz, Nathan Kemp, and Frank Giampietro.