4/24/19

Wow, it has been a long time, huh? Excuse me for the absence but I was very busy all last year, working on my second full-length:

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So, things have been a little busy around here.

Here’s what I missed updating everyone on:

In May I finished up my stint as a Glass Poetry guest editor. Here are the rest of the poems I selected for Poets Resist (you can see the others on the previous post):

 

I had a quiet second half of the year; I wasn’t writing much at all as I was traveling, then concentrating on my pregnancy and my family. I had a piece in Memoir Mixtapes about Live, the band from the 90s that is exceptionally wonderful and baffling (and I saw them in July with Brian, which was a riot!), and I had two poems in Rabid Oak: “Watching Secretary, I Think of the Palm of Your Hand” and “During Marwencol I Play with Your Hair”. That was pretty much it.

In May I went on a writing retreat with some friends and finished the manuscript for my second chapbook, A Live Thing, Clinging with Many Teeth. After a few months of submission, it was picked up by an editor/press in the fall, but concerns about how the press was being run forced my hand, and at Christmas I pulled it from the publisher. Luckily, I sent it out again and Spooky Girlfriend Press picked it up! It is available for pre-order here, or on Amazon here.

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If you do choose to purchase it, might I ask you review it on Goodreads? Here is the link to both the new book and my other chapbook, Your Hand has Fixed the Firmament.

Zoetic Press is open right now for both an H.G. Wells edition and a Homer’s Odyssey edition. You can find the submission guidelines here. Our newest issue, Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, is available here for $1.99 (guest edited by the aforementioned Brian!). Drunk Monkeys has a new pop culture issue out, and it’s awesome; also, we’re open for subs in all categories including our newest feature, One Perfect Episode. Submission guidelines here.

It’s been a crazy year and I am glad to be getting back into it. For once I have multiple projects I am working on, and it feels good, even though it’s a learning curve to juggle that plus the baby. I hope to be updating here more often.

 

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5/21/18

Today is the anniversary of Twin Peaks: The Return and on my way into work I drove by a gigantic “For Your Consideration” billboard and it made my heart smile. And thus, here’s a link to a Twin Peaks essay I wrote for Blue Fifth Review, “The Dark Within, or, a Look at the Trauma of Twin Peaks Without Once Referencing Pie or Coffee”. Thanks to Sam Rasnake for the opportunity!

I’m all over Glass Poetry this month which makes me feel cool and important. I have a poem featured there (“Convenience Store Cigar, Four Times“) and I am the guest editor for their Poets Resist series. So far, I have accepted six poems, four of which (at this time) have been posted:

I am really grateful to Anthony Frame for giving me these opportunities and trusting me with his journal.

I had a blast a few weeks ago at the Memoir Mixtapes reading at Book Show in Highland Park. It’s nice to be part of such a rad literary community/family. MM has a new call for submissions that I begged them to do so get your stuff on over to them.

In journals-I-run news, Drunk Monkeys is currently closed for poetry for a while. We have enough accepted work to get us through the year, and we are still working on some submissions, so we’re essentially drowning in poetry; everything else is open, though. And, we’ve announced our November special issue: HORROR. Send us your things! And keep an eye out for our fundraiser, coming soon.

Zoetic Press has a new issue of NonBinary Review coming June 1st: A Wrinkle in Time. We’re also open for submissions for the next two issues: Wind in the Willows and Dante’s Inferno. What’s after that, you ask? Clive Barker’s Books of Blood (1-3) and Homer’s The Odyssey. It’s gonna be a pretty good year.

That’s all from me… I’m spending the weekend on a writing getaway with some friends, and then the next week we’ll be in Massachusetts!