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:

IMG_E2667

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.

58619846_2341735599406330_7143798753881751552_n

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.

 

Advertisements

4/9/17

Things have been quiet on my end because I am so. fucking. busy. Here is an actual photo of my planner for this week.

image1 (1)

Something that has taken up pretty much all of my time is the latest issue of Drunk Monkeys, which is a Pop Culture explosion. This is one of my most favorite things I have ever done, and I am super proud of my team for making it happen. Please read it and let me know what you think!

DM_APR_final (1)

Today a poem of mine went up in Crab Fat Magazine. This poem was pretty much the only good thing I came up with during The Poeming, because quite frankly I do not like Anne Rice’s work and the book I was assigned was pretty problematic and boring. I hope you will check out the whole issue!

A few months ago I was contacted by december. magazine about a photo they took of me waaaaaaaaaaaaay back at AWP16. They’re going to be using it in their “Bodies of Words” issue, which was sort of a nice surprise!

Some upcoming stuff: a Twin Peaks themed essay in Blue Fifth Review, a poem in Glass, and something else that I feel I have forgotten. I’ll let y’all know.

If you have A Wrinkle in Time inspired work, send it on over to Zoetic Press for our next issue of NonBinary Review!

And, if you haven’t seen A Quiet Place yet, go ahead and remedy that. It’s amazing.

 

3/2/18

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.

28459822_10156199702383588_398913540_o

*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.

LittlePrince_NBR_FIXED

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!

 

1/15/18

It’s a new year and as such it’s another hollow attempt to keep up and revamp this thing (I especially want to revamp the links section, though I doubt anyone is reading it anyway lololol).

I had forgotten completely to mention Bad Pony ran a short story of mine, “Sacrificing Ideas on Pacifism”, a few months back. Thanks to Emily and Joe! Bad Pony is a great new journal and I love them.

My poem “Everyone is a Predator” ran in Moonchild Magazine, along with a video of me reading it. This was a hard poem for me, and I am so grateful for MM because they were very gentle with it. Thank you Nadia!

Twin-Peaks-Showtime-Series-Laura-Palmer-Sheryl-Lee

My poem “A Correspondence Between Laura and Dale, 1989”, which is, of course, inspired by Twin Peaks, was part of Occulum‘s third issue. Thank you, Arielle! And Hannah Cohen was nice enough to review it at wildness. This poem is one of my favorites and I am glad it’s resonating with people.

I was featured as a Writer of the Week at Maudlin House, which was a big surprise! Thank you to Ben!

In Birth. Movies. Death news, I’ve had three articles since last I wrote: One about Natalie Wood in “Rebel Without a Cause”, one about the new Insidious film, and a “Say Something Nice” about Argento’s “Trauma” in relation to eating disorders.

Drunk Monkeys is running a Pop Culture issue, and Zoetic Press is still reading for NonBinary Review #16: The Little Prince.

And, somehow, I managed to create a Zazzle store. So, there’s that, anyway.

that_one_ultra_woke_rad_fem_dude_2_t_shirt-r3643adcbc6d0429b9bb5d072c624ee77_joziq_1024

Happy New Year, everyone!