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The first post in this series is inspired by the vibrant craft fair pop-up scene here in Chicago and a few friends of mine who have achieved some success selling wire-wrapped stone jewelry. There are craft fairs every weekend in the Windy City if you know where to look, and neighborhood farmer’s markets are a … Continue reading Digital Marketing for Makers and Artisans I: The Local Hero
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. … Continue reading Good News Part I: Windy City Times
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 … Continue reading New Column! “Everything She’s Not” Covers the Best Bad Girls in American Pop Culture
blud Rachel McKibbens Copper Canyon Press, 2017 Amazon I first encountered Rachel McKibbens speaking at an AWP panel on “Poetry as Invocation” with Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Airea D. Matthews, Ada Limón, and Casey Rochteau. The poets read their work and discussed “the poetic impulses of women as a magical or … Continue reading Book Review: “blud” by Rachel McKibbens
coalesce, n: to grow together or into one body (Dictionary.com) In my quest to make a career out of writing, I have been working very hard lately to crack my own productivity secrets: How can I make time for my creative writing in addition to the hours of work it takes to find paid writing work and complete those projects as well? … Continue reading Coalescence, Or, How to Double-Dip Genres and Stay in One Piece
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 … Continue reading My First AWP: Minneapolis 2015
Saturday September 20, about 15 authors came together for the Racine & Kenosha Authors Book Fair at the Racine Arts Council, which I organized. It was also the official release for my first chapbook Sad Girl Poems.