I’m thrilled to announce that my second-full length collection, Self-Portrait with Cephalopod, was selected by francine j. harris as the winner of the Copper Nickel Jake Adam York Prize. Milkweed Editions will publish the book in early 2021.
Huge thanks to The Journal, The Ohio State University’s lit mag, for publishing three of my textural erasure poems in their most recent issue! View them here:
Development of the Fraud
From Shadow to Light
The source text for these poems is “The Death-blow to Spiritualism” by Reuben Briggs Davenport, published in 1888. These pieces are part of an ongoing project combining poetry, erasure, and embroidery called “Chosen Companions of the Goblin,” based on the lives of the Fox Sisters. I received support for this project from Spokane Arts.
Many thanks to Spokane Public Radio for asking me to read from Book of Exodus to help promote this year’s Get Lit! Festival in Spokane. Here’s a link to an archived recording of the show, where you’ll also hear Maya Jewell Zeller, Bruce Holbert, and Brooke Matson.
And check out the Get Lit! lineup if you’re in Spokane! Here’s what I’ll be participating in:
Many thanks to A Bad Penny Review for publishing this series of erasure poems I made using text from U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Verse Daily featured “Beast Body,” from Book of Exodus, as its poem of the day on Nov. 26. Click here to read it. Thanks, Verse Daily!
Thank you to Stirring, Duende, and The Boiler Journal for these recent publications! Click on the links below to read.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this poem published in the latest issue of Redivider. I wrote it more than a year ago, but it feels particularly ominous now.