What a dream it is to have been given the space to talk about queer representation in poetry, melancholy, and writing about the body in the Chicago Review of Books’ “Poetry Today” series. Thanks to Ruben Quesada for featuring me alongside some amazing poets – including some of my poetry heroes! Click the image above to read the full feature.
I’m honored and completely humbled to find Writing Your Name on the Glass on Small Press Distribution’s April 2019 Poetry Bestseller list! It’s so wonderful to see that my little chapbook is making its way out into the world to so many people’s hands. Click on the image below to check out the full list!
I am so, so excited that my chapbook Writing Your Name on the Glass, officially released on April 23rd.
The release has been so well received, and I’m to grateful for all of the people who have already picked up the chapbook or ordered a copy — and, of course, for the amazing people at Bull City Press who made this possible.
Writing Your Name on the Glass has been on Amazon’s best sellers rankings for Gay & Lesbian Poetry since it debuted, which is mind-blowing to me. It’s humbling to see my name and my chapbook among so many writers and books I respect and love.
Chris Margolin over at The Poetry Question reveiwed Writing Your Name on the Glass. I especially appreciate how he described the chapbook as “bluntly-gentle,” and how he concludes “Writing Your Name on the Glass, at times, is very uncomfortable, but so is reality. “ It also features a video of me reading a poem from the chapbook!
Click here or on the image below to read the full (very brief) review.
I’m so happy to say my poem “Do Not” was named a finalist for the 2019 Mississippi Review Prize! “Do Not” will be published in the Summer 2019 issue of Mississippi Review in June alongside the winner — Jehanne Dubrow — and all the other finalists. Congrats to all! Click the image below to link to the full list of winners and finalists.
I’m really honored that the folks at storySouth and the North Carolina Writers’ Network have asked me to be the guest judge for the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. The winner will be awarded $200 and offered publication in storySouth, and publication may be offered to select finalists as well. Click the image below to link to more information.