Category: Projects

Registration Open! Poetry & Meditation Workshop

Stoneview Nature Center in Culver City, CA is an urban sanctuary of gardening magic, home to all sorts of critters, they keep a commitment to clean Los Angeles’ water through it watershed and a belief that people deserve free access to beautiful outdoor spaces.… Continue Reading “Registration Open! Poetry & Meditation Workshop”

Year of the Anacostia River

100 years ago, the Anacostia River corridor in Washington, DC and Maryland was preserved as park land by Congress on August 31, 1918. To celebrate the Year of the Anacostia and #MakeWaves, I’m reposting my poetry video of “Kingman Island, Anacostia Watershed” made in collaboration with… Continue Reading “Year of the Anacostia River”

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!”

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!”

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”

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!”

Call for Submissions | Adrienne Rich Feature | The Critical Flame

In the March-April 2015 issue The Critical Flame will commemorate the third anniversary of Adrienne Rich’s passing with a special multi-essay feature on her poetry, criticism, feminism, and politics. CF is currently accepting submissions of textual analysis, critical essays, philosophical examinations, and personal reflections on Rich’s poetry and/or essays. Contributions should… Continue Reading “Call for Submissions | Adrienne Rich Feature | The Critical Flame”

Call for Chapbook Submissions | Minerva Rising

Everything obeyed our laws and we just went on self-improving till a window gave us pause and there the outside world was, moving. –Heather McHugh, Glass House Heather McHugh, MacArthur Genius, acclaimed author of 8 poetry collections, several books of translations, and essays, and educator,… Continue Reading “Call for Chapbook Submissions | Minerva Rising”

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Roundtable and Call for Interns

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, our temple of sharing female experience in the literary world and creating resources to engage the necessary need for gender parity in publishing, is bursting with new opportunities for all.   CALL FOR COUNTERS! VIDA is looking for self-starting feminist interns… Continue Reading “VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Roundtable and Call for Interns”

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts New “Spotlight On!” Feature

Today marks the release of a new VIDA column I’m writing titled Spotlight On! Each month we’ll celebrate a different creative writing publication that has made concerted effort to showcase a diverse writers, writing styles, and points of view. We’ll talk to the editors a bit and provide you some background… Continue Reading “VIDA: Women in Literary Arts New “Spotlight On!” Feature”

Articles on Participating Online & Cultivating Community

How do you ever really know how to do something until you do it? We learn our most valuable lessons through trail and error. So if you’re pumped and ready to dive right into building your online presence, God Speed and Good Luck! But… Continue Reading “Articles on Participating Online & Cultivating Community”

Moon Spit Turns One!

Moon Spit is One this January 2014 and we got a lot of celebrating to do! A huge hug and thank you to all Moon Spit friends during this first year of development and feminist outreach!  Over this past year we’ve delighted in the artwork… Continue Reading “Moon Spit Turns One!”

After the M.F.A. Panel Discussion at Fall for the Book

The following is more or less of a transcript (sans my hyper/awkward sidebars) of my talk given September 23, 2013 at the Fall for the Book literary festival. Titled After the M.F.A. I hosted and brought together George Mason University alums to speak on their post… Continue Reading “After the M.F.A. Panel Discussion at Fall for the Book”

Little Book of Poems

I love composing poems on the computer as much as the next person, but today I would like to encourage  turning the screen off (after reading this post of course!), walking away from the electronic world, and return to composing on paper first. See… Continue Reading “Little Book of Poems”