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Lighthouse Reading Series at CSU Poetry Center with Sheila McMullin & Eric Fair

On May 25, 2016, I received a phone call from the ever stalwart and brilliant writer and Cleveland State University Poetry Center Director + Editor Caryl Pagel giving me the most … Continue reading

October 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interview with Writer and Editor Sheila McMullin on “The Day Tajon Got Shot”

The Day Tajon Got Shot is now available from Shout Mouse Press. I had the honor of speaking to the writing process of this book with its youth authors for Wordgathering: … Continue reading

October 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Evening of Poetry in San Diego

Non-Standard Lit Presents: An Evening of Poetry at Verbatim Books in North Park featuring Jaimie Gusman and myself! 8:00pm 3793 30TH STREET, SAN DIEGO, CA 92104 I’ll be reading from daughterrarium and … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

daughterrarium reviewed!

In April 2017 my first book of poetry was officially released! Since then I have been honored with thoughtful and provocative responses to the collection. Even Small Press Distribution recommended daughterrarium … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brew & Forge Bookfair Open Until May 7th!

Like books? Like social justice? Well, at the Brew and Forge online bookfair you can help support community organizing projects by purchasing signed copies of your favorite authors’ works! This … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Come say “Hi!” at AWP 2017 in Washington DC

As my first collection of poetry was mostly written and edited during my time Washington DC, I am proud that daughterrarium will debut there as well! At this year’s Association of Writers and … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

CSU Poetry Center Announces 2016 Book Contest Titles

This is a monumental day for me. Today, Cleveland State University Poetry Center announced that they will be publishing my first full-length poetry collection, daughterrariums, in 2017! I am forever grateful … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Humans of Ballou Book Launch! Celebrate with Shout Mouse Press!

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. They are chaotic, sometimes painful, sometimes contradictory, but they come from deep within us. And we must key into those feelings … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

“On Comics and Disability”

Exploring the comics work of three artists, Georgia Webber, ET Russian, and Andrew Godfrey, my essay featured in the December 2015 issue of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

ICYMI: The 2015 VIDA Count is Here and with New Intersectional Stats

In addition to VIDA’s yearly Count surveying the “Main VIDA Count” and “Larger Literary Landscape” literary journals and magazines, March 30th we released our newly-expanded Intersectional Survey, (to see the … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

#FemaleGaze Interview with Sheila McMullin

#FemaleGaze is a new literary nonfiction online review exploring the intersections of femininity and society. I am delighted to be featured on their site in their second issue with an interview … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts New “Voices & Views” Video Interview Series!

About This Episode: This inaugural episode features poet and writer, Rita Dove, who reads her poems “Parsley” and “Claudette Colvin Goes to Work” and discusses topics ranging from literary bias masquerading … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Split Lip + Big Lucks = SUMMERFADE Literary Event 8/5

Tonight, Big Lucks and Split Lip magazines are hosting SUMMERFADE literary event featuring me! Danielle Evennou, Beth Konkoski, Tony Mancus, Lucian Mattison, and Jared Yates Sexton. Where: Johnny Pistolas, 2333 18th St, Washington, … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spotlight On! Wordgathering : A Journal of Disability Poetics and Literature | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

Seemed like this spotlight was in the making years before I joined VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and was given this column. I came to reading Wordgathering‘s journal by way of the Beauty is … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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