Category: Books

NANOPEDIA by Charles Jensen and daughterarrium on Independent Bookstore Day!

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Charles Jensen and me at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM on Saturday, April 27th with an open mic to follow. Join more than 550 independent bookstores in 49 states for author appearances and other in-store events.… Continue Reading “NANOPEDIA by Charles Jensen and daughterarrium on Independent Bookstore Day!”

Launch Party of After the Tour by Jenny Minniti-Shippey

Join us at Verbatim Books in San Diego to celebrate the launch of After the Tour, Jenny Minniti-Shippey’s new poetry collection!   Called “an astonishing collection that gives us both the clear view of terrifying world we have made and the beautiful, lyrical song… Continue Reading “Launch Party of After the Tour by Jenny Minniti-Shippey”

Interview by Penelope Jeanne Brannen on daughterrarium

Interviewed by Penelope Jeanne Brannen, poet in the NEOMFA at Cleveland State University, you can read the full exchange here. The discrete poems in your book are interrupted by pages of short, italicized lines without titles. How did you arrive at this structure? I… Continue Reading “Interview by Penelope Jeanne Brannen on daughterrarium”

CSU Poetry Center 2019 Open Book Competition Now Open!

2019 Open Book Poetry Competition JUDGES: NICHOLAS GULIG, DORA MALECH, & SHEILA MCMULLIN JANUARY 1, 2019 – APRIL 5, 2019 The Cleveland State University Poetry Center welcomes submissions for our Open Book Poetry Competition; the winner will receive $1,000, publication, and a standard royalty… Continue Reading “CSU Poetry Center 2019 Open Book Competition Now Open!”

New Educational Materials for Shout Mouse Press Books

Through writing workshops that lead to professional publication, Shout Mouse Press empowers those from marginalized backgrounds to tell their own stories in their own voices and, as published authors, to act as leaders and agents of change. In partnership with other nonprofits serving communities… Continue Reading “New Educational Materials for Shout Mouse Press Books”

Poetry in The Ocean State Review

Alongside two of my literary mentors, Eric Pankey and Sally Ball, my poems Beating Belly and Proof are in the latest issue The Ocean State Review. In Volume 7, Number 1 daughterrarium is also reviewed by Sheryl Rivett where she says, the reader becomes witness. We observe the narrator’s journey through… Continue Reading “Poetry in The Ocean State Review”

Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship Accepting Applications Through 2/1!

Introducing Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s new Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Writing & Publishing! The Cleveland State University Poetry Center is accepting applications for the Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Writing & Publishing, a two-year post-graduate fellowship that offers an emerging writer time to work toward a first… Continue Reading “Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship Accepting Applications Through 2/1!”

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 exciting and heart-stopping news of my literary, probably entire, life. My manuscript, daughterrarium, was… Continue Reading “Lighthouse Reading Series at CSU Poetry Center with Sheila McMullin & Eric Fair”

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 in their June SPD Recommends newsletter! Check out what these glorious reviewers had to… Continue Reading “daughterrarium reviewed!”

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 year, donations to the bookfair will go directly to LA-based Youth Justice Coalition. Check… Continue Reading “Brew & Forge Bookfair Open Until May 7th!”

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 Writing Programs conference, I’ll be celebrating the launch of my book from Cleveland State… Continue Reading “Come say “Hi!” at AWP 2017 in Washington DC”

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 to Daniel Borzutzky for choosing my manuscript as the winning title in the First Book… Continue Reading “CSU Poetry Center Announces 2016 Book Contest Titles”

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 and begin to extrapolate from them, examine them for new ways of understanding our… Continue Reading “Humans of Ballou Book Launch! Celebrate with Shout Mouse Press!”

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 a Verb Anthology. But I came to the anthology by way of intrigue of its… Continue Reading “Spotlight On! Wordgathering : A Journal of Disability Poetics and Literature | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts”