My “Ghost World” years: Confessions of a teenage AOL catfisher
10.09.2016: I have a new essay up at Salon.
My book will be out in October. Pre-order here!
I wrote the liner notes for the reissue of Lee Moses’ “Time and Place.” You can pre-order by clicking on the photo:
Excited to have a new essay up at Catapult: Some Girls.
Cimarron Review will publish two poems, “I Always Wanted to be the Girl Crying at the Airport” and “Reentry,” in a forthcoming issue.
Forgot to post this online dating-related essay I whipped up for the Washington Post.
The Greensboro Review will publish my poem Uno in its 100th issue. This is my hometown lit journal so I’m super stoked. I’ve also been editing my book of essays, forthcoming this fall.
Barrelhouse will publish my collection of essays, Tell Me If You’re Lying, in 2016. I am super excited.
6/11 Celebrating Adrian Grenier!
In honor of Adrien Grenier’s ascent to fame and the newly released Entourage movie, I’ve added–in full!–my essay “Before Adrian Grenier Got Famous.”
Get your hands on this issue of Lumina, which features my poem “The Man of Your Dreams.” BUY HERE
3/18 The Dark Length Home
Noctuary Press will publish The Dark Length Home, a manuscript co-authored with Anne Champion! It’s a heady journey into Puerto Rico and a woman’s psyche. Read an interview with us about it here.
1/23 Love Me Tinder, take two
Love Me Tinder has again been named a semifinalist over at Black Lawrence Press. Check out the list of finalists here.
12/11 Going to Mexico!
I’m honored to learn I’ll be a writer-in-residence at the Akumal International Artist Residency. I leave in mid-January for the Riviera Maya to finish my book, Island of Swallows!
12/01 “The Man of Your Dreams”
Very excited that Lumina journal will publish my poem “The Man of Your Dreams” in a forthcoming issue.
11/05 interview with Kristina Marie Darling
Kristina Marie Darling interviewed Anne Champion and I about our collaborative poetry project about love, sex, and Puerto Rico for American Microreviews and Interviews. Read it here.
10/29 Monster Mash
Anne Champion, Rob Crean, Sonny Finch, Brendyn Schneider, and myself take Oberon on 10/29 for Monster Mash: True Tales of Dating Horror! Tickets here.
Interview with Luna Luna
Lovely Anne Champion interviewed me about Seasonal Regression for Luna Luna Magazine.
10/7 Reading at Lansdowne Pub
Reading in support of Eric Shonkwiler, with Brent Rydin, Connor Ferguson, and Leah Angstman. 7 p.m. in the Big Snug Room. FREE.
9/13 reading with Mr. Hip Presents
Love Me Tinder
My chapbook, Love Me Tinder, was named a semifinalist over at Black Lawrence Press. Congrats to the winner, Sam Sax.
Summerâ€™s ending. Come hear myself, Anne Champion, Stace Budzko, Steve Macone, and Jessica Halem read true tales of summer flings at OBERON on 9/3. Tickets here.
The Southern Poetry Anthology
Oh so excited to be in the Southern Poetry Anthology, VII: North Carolina via Texas A&M University Press:
Robert Morgan and Kathryn Stripling Byer, Al Maginnes and Cathy Smith Bowers, Thomas Raine Crowe and Michael McFee, as well as many new voices. . . Indeed, the variegation of the Tar Heel Stateâ€™s landscapes, as well as its rich history, is reflected through the myriad voices of its contemporary verse. As with other volumes of The Southern Poetry Anthology, this bookâ€”full of a wide gamut of poetic styles and approachesâ€”will appeal to many readers, prove an excellent teaching resource for North Carolina students of literature, and serve as the definitive poetic document for North Carolina for many years.
Conceived by Series Editor William Wright in 2003, The Southern Poetry Anthology is a projected twelve-to-sixteen volume project celebrating established and emerging poets of the American South, published by Texas Review Press. Inspired by single-volume anthologies such as Leon Stokesburyâ€™s The Made Thing, Gil Allenâ€™s A Ninety-Six Sampler, and Guy Owen and Mary C. Williamsâ€™ Contemporary Southern Poetry: an Anthology, The Southern Poetry Anthology aspires to provide readers with a documentary-like survey of the best poetry being written in the American South at the present moment.
Specifically, the editors’ goals are twofold: first, to re-establish poetry of the South as a major presence in American literature, and second, to include a greater range of poets from the South to introduce a new poetic geography, a fresh corpus of what we understand to be â€œSouthern Poetry.â€