It's Pub Day for Witch Wife. Thanks to everyone at Sarabande Books for giving these poems such a beautiful home.
Last week, I was honored to be invited to read some of my poetry at Louisville's Youth Detention Services Center. Here's a link to the article, by Ashlie Stevens at 89.3 WFPL.
My essay, "Immaculate Heart," was published on the Harriet blog of Poetry Magazine.
I wrote a "Letter to a Stranger" as part of a recurring feature in the on-line travel writing journal, Off Assignment. You can read the letter & hear my recording of the piece by following the SoundCloud link on the site. My letter is addressed to my late grandmother, Cleopatra, and it's about the summer we spent together in 2001.
Sarah Howe and the editorial team at the innovative UK-based journal Prac Crit asked me to compose a Deep Note feature for their latest issue. I've been working on villanelles lately, so my poem "Scarlet" and the accompanying essay-in-footnotes talk about recursiveness (of dream and of line). Read & enjoy & enjoy & read.
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I'm a 2016 blogger for Ploughshares! Approximately once a month, I'll progress query-by-query through Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, seeking poetic connections. This month is all about water (and villanelles).
Two new poems, "Lament" and "I Married a Horseman," have appeared in Crazyhorse Issue 88. You'll have to buy the print issue to see my poems, but you can read several wonderful pieces by other contributors on the website.
The Creative Writing Department at Washington University in St. Louis has started a new literary journal called The Spectacle, and I have two new poems in the inaugural issue: "First Girdle" and "Bikini Bridge." The artwork for this issue is really incredible. I'm honored to have my work included!
My poem, "Vigil," has appeared in Issue 39.3 of The Journal, the literary magazine of The Ohio State University.