Buffer Zone: Snapshots from an Abortion Clinic Escort
Very excited to announce that my chapbook on my experience as an abortion clinic escort was picked up by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press and will be published in September 2020. As you can imagine, this book is incredibly personal and important to me. I became a clinic escort in 2016 after learning about even more attacks on and attempts to defund Planned Parenthood. I didn't intend to write an entire collection of poems about being an escort, but once the first one was complete, I couldn't stop and obsessively drafted all the poems in the collection. Looking forward to holding this baby in print.
"Poetry We Admire: Food & Family"
Super excited to be featured along with other amazing writers in the recent PWA by Palette Poetry. Many thanks to editor Kim Harvey :) Check it out here:
Reading & Book Signing
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Plainfield Public Library
Best of the Net Nomination!
Best of the Net 2019 Nomination
Very grateful to the folks at Elephants Never for nominating my poem "Homage to My Middle-Aged Black Body" for a 2019 Best of the Net award! Check out this poem and all the work of the other nominees HERE.
Best of the Net 2019 Nomination!
Very grateful to Ghost City Press and editor Justin Karcher for nominating "Then the Flood" for Best of the Net! Now crossing fingers, eyes, and toes. . .
I was thrilled to be selected as one of Animal Heart Press's featured artists at the end of June! Many thanks to Elisabeth Horan for giving me the opportunity and to Amanda McLeod for putting up with my anxiety :) Here are the links to each section of the feature:
Introduction and New Haibun
Interview with Amanda McLeod on Breaking Barriers in Publishing
Poetry Summer Reading List
Amanda McLeod's Review of The Queen City (Broken Sleep Books)
Please check out Animal Heart Press for the latest featured artist and for a selection of their print publications!
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Just in: my second chapbook Petal will be published during the 2019/2020 season with Bone & Ink Press! Details to come!
Just some notes on the goings-on in my writing life!