I’m back from my New York mini tour & already itching to get back on the road again. But first, a few fun things I’ve been up to in the meantime.
+ Our annual Wyvern Haunted issue was just released in time for Halloween, featuring poetry suites by Emma Bolden, John LaPine, Aeon Ginsberg, J. Bailey Hutchinson, Andy Powell, Jack Xi, E. Kristin Anderson, & Chelsea Maragaret Bodnar. I’m very proud of the work assembled there & so grateful to all the contributors for trusting me with their work. Read your way through the ghosts here.
+ I worry a lot about my life having no blueprint to follow. Both my books have happened under uncommon circumstances & my life takes place pretty far from the academic world, in spite of the fact that I’m a poet. At times, that distance makes writing lonely, but more often than not, it feels a lot like freedom to get things done exactly how I need to. I have a new essay about Ally McBeal, Carrie Bradshaw, & the permission for flaw allowed by imperfect fictional role models in the final issue of Drunk in a Midnight Choir. They’ve published many poems of mine alongside all kinds of friends & heroes of mine during their time & I’m honored to be a part of their last installment. You can read the essay here.
+ A few months ago, the wonderful folks at Fear No Lit mailed me a disposable camera & asked me to shoot a roll of film of what my life looks like. You can see the best of those snapshots over at their website, where they organized them into a visual interview with glimpses of my neighborhood, my post-shift scowl, & one of my favorite wines.
I’m planning more tour dates for 2019 & want to get your city on the list! If you organize a reading series, work at a bookstore, or even want to offer a living room where we can talk poems, I’d love to hear from you. I’ll be at AWP in Portland & Fayetteville, AR mid-July, but other than those commitments, my calendar is wide open for travel. I’d love to do AWP offsite readings in addition to the celebrations I have planned with my YesYes family, as well as add more dates to my visit to the south this summer. & as always, I’m always happy to local readings in the Boston area. Please be in touch if you need more poems about falling in love with the world through food.
Extra special thanks to Hala Alyan, The Spirit Room, Caffe Aroma, Peach Mag, & the Just Buffalo Writing Center for hosting me this month. I hope to see you all again soon!