I am very excited to announce that Good Grief, my first book, won the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze for Poetry! I am also super excited that Marty McConnell's book Wine for a Shot Gun got the silver! When I lived in Chicago, I regularly attended Marty's community workshop series, Vox Ferus After Dark. She's been both a great friend and a huge influence on my writing.
My quintessential MIchigan poem for Eminem, "Two Trailer Park Girls Go 'Round the Outside," is up on Indiefeed! Super excited to be included amongst so many talented poets. When I was first getting interested in performance poetry, I spent a lot of time listening to poems on this site, many of which I know nearly by heart.
Albion College saying nice things about me and the other Top 10 in 10 Young Alumni Award recipients, alongside the most terrible photo ever:
I have a new poem, "Stepping Inside of November," up at Juked! There's Derrida and French and cursing and whiskey sunlamps and sadness all pressed up next to each other! (this is why I don't write copy for advertising)
Though these videos make me look a little extra chubby due to their filming angle, they are still the things I can most stand as audio/visual representations of my work.
Please help me and my poetry friends, Ben Clark and Josh Gaines, raise money to print tour books! Also, if you pledge $10 or more you get your own tour book set, which includes poems by all 3 of us!
We are trying to raise about $550 via Kickstarter! Please help! We promise they will be pretty and awesome.
In other news our tour route is from Chicago down to Austin and back up, from May 23-June 13. If you're a curator, slam master, poetry organizer, etc and would like us to come your way, please give me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is my first time touring with other people, and I couldn't be more excited to be touring with these handsome, talented gentleman!
I have a new interview up at Fox Chase Review! I may or may not sound exceptionally weird.
I won a Young Alumni Award from my Alma Mater, Albion College! Also, I'm excited to announce that I'll be giving a reading there the day of the award ceremony, April 19th. More details forthcoming shortly on location/time.
My poem "Fabulousness" is in the new issue of Vinyl! I'm super tickled to have my poem in such an amazing issue, which includes poems from Terrance Hayes, Bob Hicok, and many other talented folks. "Fabulousness" will also appear in my forthcoming chapbook, Atomic Girl. Also, as far as online poetry magazines I'm not in charge of, Vinyl might be my favorite!