4/10/16

 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.

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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.

 

 

10/29/15

My writing and submitting, I guess, is paying off, since my poem “Lovely Frances” (about Frances Bean Cobain) was accepted for the December issue of Yellow Chair Review. I have a few more things out in the ether and I am thinking of finding places to send my manuscript.

I am not a fiction writer at all but I wrote out a draft of a short story that I think was fairly successful. Since I have been kicking around an idea for a long form story, I may try my hand at NaNoWrMo, if only for the structure and discipline in writing every day as opposed to drinking and watching reruns of Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

 

10/11/15

Things have still been quiet lately, which is my own fault. Though we did move, and I am trying to find myself again.

In May I was a poetry carnival barker with the incomparable Joey Gould. It was a windy day but we pulled it off.

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Last month I attended the last installment of Theater of Words and Music, which was bittersweet. I did read a few poems I am still working on, and it was a nice gathering, a nice send off. I will miss this community of talented writers, artists, and musicians.

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I have to make a conscious effort to get back into writing and submitting and becoming the person I used to be, or at least thought I was.

I have taken a position as a social media intern for Narrative Technologies. I wrote more about this on the blog page of this site, however, I would love for you to follow us along and interact with us as much as you’d like. Here are the links: Zoetic Press Facebook / Zoetic Press Twitter/ Lithomobilus Facebook /Lithomobilus Twitter

I am hoping to have more news soon, just please, if you know me, yell in my face constantly that I should be writing and not goofing off watching reruns of Bob’s Burgers.

1/11/15

Things in my writing world have been a little slow lately. I have some projects I need to force myself to get started, but I am really trying in the new year. My friend Brian’s death from AML really affected me more than I thought it would.

But I promised myself I would push through this block and really start to write. I have plans on a chapbook and plans on a long form poem about my lovely friend.

I am feeling a little untethered from my writing community. It was such a source of support, a magical community, and now we are all separated by graduation and time and life. I have not found the correct community in my own area. I mean, I have my specific friends, but no round table, no workshops.

Ah well.

A little late promoting this– the holidays really took up a lot of my time– but Uno Kudo Vol. 4 is now available for purchase. It features my poem, “Reading Bukowski”, and it is a breathtaking collection of art and literature. Click the link to purchase!