Hello friends.

As usual I have been slacking on an update but really, who cares? I get to it eventually.

I have a piece in the latest Memoir Mixtapes issue (Whole Lotta Love), which is not quite a poem and not quite an essay. It’s vaguely NSFW and does contain some suicidal/self-injury imagery, so there’s that, but I feel it’s probably one of the most important pieces I have ever written. It’s called “Reflecting the Surface of You: A Relationship Set to ‘Finally, Peace'”, and it’s framed around the Swans song. Read the whole issue, it’s really fantastic.


I recently blurbed two books that I really enjoyed, Bad Anatomy by Hannah Cohen (Glass Poetry Press) and 17 seventeen XVII by E. Kristin Anderson (Grey Book Press). I would never blurb something I didn’t love, so I suggest supporting these amazing poets.

As for Drunk Monkeys/ Zoetic Press stuff:

*Drunk Monkeys has an open call for submissions for our April Pop Culture issue. LOOK AT THIS AMAZING GRAPHIC FRITZ CAME UP WITH. Anyway we’re open til 3/15 so go for it.


*Zoetic Press is pleased to announce the release of NonBinary Review #16: The Little Prince. Could this cover art be any more gorgeous? (Check out Mandem for the print and other amazing art). This is an incredible issue that I suggest you buy.


We also have two rotating podcasts: The Literary Whip and I Liked the Book Better. Give them a listen!

I will not be at AWP; my days of AWPing may actually be over. All I ever do is drink and walk around the book fair, and I can drink and read all of Ashley and Seth’s books instead, which is essentially the same damned thing! Have fun if you’re going; I feel AWP is a bit overrated in general, but who am I to tell you what to do?

I’ll have more info coming soon; as for now, happy Smarch!




 Oh my! So much to report! Let’s start at the beginning.

In March, my poem “There is a Creature in the Desert with the Sharpest Claws” was featured on Drunk Monkeys, alongside some really awesome writers. Check it out, check it all out. It’s all gold.

In late March I traveled to Los Angeles, my home away from home, for AWP.  I love, California, it is no secret, and I stayed out there for a week after the conference was over, getting inspired and eating a lot of food. I made some great connections and met some great people, and saw a lot of friends from Antioch that I hadn’t seen in ages. I took the time to really reflect on things that have been happening in my personal life, and I think I am a little clearer- headed because of it.


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I have never been more inspired than I was in Joshua Tree, watching all the stars that are usually hidden by the LA light pollution come out to play. I am hoping this inspiration stays with me for a long time, now that I am back in MA.


Aside from that I will be looking for more paid work as well as hopefully getting on with my writing and submissions. I feel hopeful, and I am happy.




It’s a new year and I have a few things to report!

I helped edit this book; if you are a fan of horror movies, I bet you will like it. At $5 for the Kindle version, it’s a steal. Check it out: Horror Movie a Day: the Book

On 2/18/16 I was a storyteller at Unbreak My Heart: Stories of True Love and True Disasters at the Salem Athenaeum. It was an emotional night, but very memorable. I have never done a storytelling session before– I’ve always ever read– so it was uncharted waters for me!

Additionally, I just found out that my poem “There is a Creature in the Desert with the Sharpest Claws” will be featured soon on Drunk Monkeys; I am not sure when but will update accordingly.

February is always a hard time for me (as the “On the Day” feature on Facebook indicates) but I am plugging along and already have more submissions out than all of last year. So there is that! I am looking forward to the warmer weather, and of course the journey to California for AWP., where I will be representing both Antioch University Los Angeles and helping out with the Zoetic Press table. More on that as it emerges.


Joey took this picture of me