My poem "Goodbye to the Poetics of Recklessness" is in the new issue of Amethyst Arsenic!
It's kind of fitting that the poem is coming out now; I wrote it last Christmas break while visiting friends in Chicago and reevaluating the life I used to lead when I lived there prior to attending Cornell. It's one of the first poems I wrote for the new manuscript; I think the cadence, logic, and sense of the line are different from the poems in Good Grief (hopefully in productive ways).
Also, I'm not sure why I sound like a weirdo formalist robot for the first 5 seconds of this audio recording, but it gets better. Guess I should've listened to it before I sent it out....(dope!). Also, I was reading a lot of Brenda Hillman (specifically Cascadia, specifically "A Geology"): try not to hear her in this cadence.
My new poem "Against Ghosts" is up in the Fall 2012 issue of Devil's Lake. This is another one of my favorites from the new manuscript. And it's totally PG!
2 poems ("Interlocutor" and "Not Now") from my current manuscript-in-progress are up at Wicked Alice. They are two of my favorites in the manuscript so far, so it's exciting to see them published together.
I'm the featured poet in the Saturday Poetry Series for As It Ought to Be. Editor Sivan Butler-Rotholz has lots of nice things to say about 6 of my poems that were recently featured in Thrush Poetry Journal:
"These poems are addictive...In reading these poems I find that it can be difficult to discern whether my heart is broken for the poet, the narrator, or myself."
My poem "Gorge" was recently published in Southern Indiana Review. The issue is chalked full of writers I really admire, like Jamaal May, Karrie Waarala, Tracy Brimhall, Francine J. Harris, and Anna Journey (just to name a few of the beautiful writers in the issue). I read the issue in the airport last week, and I definitely think it's worth checking out.
My poems "Sutured" and "Cornellian Sonnet" are featured in the inaugural online issue of Likewise Folio. This new periodal has some really fantastic poets in it and is definitely worth submitting work to.
Also, my poems slightly older poems "Say She Can Stay Veil to Me" and "In Fear of Springtime" appear in the latest issue of The Dr. T.J. Eckleberg Review. Apparently this journal in the new-and-improved version of Moonmilk Review.
My newish chapbook manuscript, A Tiny Book for Terrors, is a finalist for Button Poetry's First Annual "Exploding Pinecone Chapbook Prize."
I'm both excited and surprised to be a finalist for this competition. This project is comprised of brand new poems from the end of spring and early summer - which I have somewhat been hoarding/ have shown to a total of 2 people other than the judges of this competition (1 is my thesis advisor, one is a very handsome slam poet from the Bay). This work is slightly more experimental than my first book, but I also really really like it.
Anyways, I am really into this project but also recognize that it's a little weird/ definitely stretches the boundaries of what can work on the stage (but I hope/ think it can, if delivered well). It's awesome to hear that people don't think I've gone crazy and still like the new shit I'm working on.
My poems "Halcyon" and "Double Survivor" were just published by A-Minor Magazine. :)
I have 6 new poems published in Thrush Poetry Journal. These poems were written as part of a series I wrote last fall focused on the themes of want, consumption, and taking.