Good News Part I: Windy City Times

I’m beyond excited to share that I recently got the opportunity to start freelancing with the Windy City Times covering local author events, poetry and literary news, book reviews, and more! This is a huge step in my freelancing career and I’m so grateful to be a part of such an important and historic Chicago institution. […]

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New Column! “Everything She’s Not” Covers the Best Bad Girls in American Pop Culture

I am excited to announce that I’ve launched a new column on Channillo called Everything She’s Not. It’s a feminist pop culture column focused on representations of femme-identified characters and artists that defy expectations and shatter stereotypes. I’ve always been a little obsessed with zeitgeist (lowercase) and cultural consciousness, the ways our media and stories […]

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Listen to the sound of my voice

The newest item on the list of strange things I’ve tried in order to get writing? Recording my own voice on my portable cassette player. The idea behind this experiment was to get a more extemporaneous, in-the-moment record of the particular thoughts I was having that night rather than sifting through ideas in my head […]

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What Even Is Writing?

The act of writing has this fascinating quality: it seems so incredibly simple, putting words to paper, but its powers and nuances expose themselves the more we tinker, and they teach us how complicated we are. I am in about the fourth week of the poetry MFA program at Columbia College Chicago, and each week as I […]

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My First AWP: Minneapolis 2015

How do I begin to talk about my experience in Minneapolis? First I should mention my excellent traveling companions THE NICKS (Ramsey and Demske), who put up with my mood swings and did the best they could with Google Maps–goofy rap ciphers notwithstanding. Next I should say we had a fantastic host family who trusted […]

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