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.