Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pushcart Nomination, New Issue of Dressing Room, Etc.

I haven't blogged in over a month. The aftermath of the election has really been on my mind. I try to keep this blog mostly focused on the arts, so I'll put it this way... The first time I saw this piece I was 13 years old. I think it is always relevant, but it feels especially fitting right now. I also recommend watching this and this. 

On November 20th I read with Jennifer L. Knox and Kyle McCord and we read some of our work as a reaction to the election. 

On November 29 the new issue of Dressing Room Poetry Journal came out. The issue features poetry by Geoff Anderson, Roy Bentley, Ace Boggess, Robert Lee Brewer, Anne Champion & Jenny Sadre-Orafai, Jim Daniels, Holly Day, Riley Gable, Howie Good, Samantha Guss, Katie Irish, Robert Karaszi, Gabrielle Lessans, Marie Marandola, Ken Meisel, Robert Miltner, Hannah Nahar, Rachelle Pinnow, Jackson Sabbagh, John Walser, Laura Grace Weldon, and Francesca Wilkin. You can read Issue Eleven here. Over three thousand poems were submitted for Issue Eleven. Thanks to everyone who sent poems. Also, check out this article about Dressing Room contributor Brian Beatty. 

Earlier this fall, I worked as an external reviewer for University of Akron Press for one of their forthcoming books. I'm excited about their forthcoming titles.

Thank you so much to The East Bay Review! On November 30th I found out The East Bay Review nominated my work for a Pushcart Prize!

My second book, The Crimes of Clara Turlington, will be one year old tomorrow! (Released December 11th, 2015.) 

I hope I'm not forgetting any updates. 2016 has been a strange year so please bear with me.

Happy Holidays!