June 25, 2019

Floored and deeply grateful to be named by the Literary Guild Complex as one of Chicago's 30 Writers to Watch. I can't wait to meet all the other writers who were named and continue to build and claim community.

Thank you so much to the Guild and congratulations on your...

May 24, 2019

Feeling a little obssessed lately by Apollinaire's calligrammes. This is new text I wrote with reworked text from Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Thinking through some things. 

March 9, 2019

So excited to have three of my erasure poems from Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” in the gorgeous new Footnote 2: A Literary Journal of History. And so pleased to be among these exciting writers. The mesmerizing artwork was done by Leah Angstman and Michae...

May 2, 2018

So excited that my poem, "What Sexuality Can Be," which is kind of an ekphrastic ode to David Bowie, is published today in The Oyez Review. Come and get them: https://oyezreview.wordpress.com/

April 1, 2018

It was such a privilege to read as part of the Chicago Six Points Reading Series at Sector 2337 with the amazing Lynn Xu. Thank you to all who joined us and to Natasha Mijares for organizing the wonderful night.

March 9, 2018

Love the opportunity to teach experimental writing techniques to Chicago public high school students. This spring marks my second semester of leading a twice-monthly workshop with  young poets and writers. The kids completely amaze me with their dedication, unexpected...

March 7, 2017

It’s a fortunate morning when you get up early enough. Before packing of lunches. And finding of violin. To dig into one of the poetry books that stack around the kitchen. Heap in baskets. Pile on tables. Sometimes in use as a coaster.

Just a few more minutes before the...

April 1, 2016

I'm shopping out my little chapbook of found poems titled "20" to find it a publishing home. It is a short manuscript erased from Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Once it finds a green light, I hope to put together an aquarium tour and read the poems in th...

March 17, 2016

This past Sunday morning, the one with an hour less and two cups of coffee more, I picked up the June 2013 issue of Poetry magazine. This is how reading poetry often works in my life. I show up whenever I can and pull published work from the Poetry pile that lies stack...

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