A New Writing Adventure

Hello friends & kindred spirits – It's been a full year, culminating with a very productive few months. A new adventure has been kicking around my heart for a long time and began to take its true shape this year. It's the kind of adventure that blends my personal passions, my professional journey, and my dreams for the kind of space I'd like to hold with others in the world. And today it's ready for some sharing. With all of the customary butterflies, I’d like to share: I’m ... Continue Reading

New Poems at Menacing Hedge

It's an honor to have six poems published in the summer 2015 issue of Menacing Hedge, which recently went live. I love that they encourage writers to share audio recordings of their work, and as nerve-wracking as it was to record six poems, it was a good chance to go out of my comfort zone and share my work in my own voice. ... Continue Reading

Jane Hirshfield

"In times of darkness and direness, a good question can become a safety rope between you and your own sense of selfhood: A person who asks a question is not wholly undone by events. She is there to face them, to meet them. If you’re asking a question, you still believe in a future. And in times that are placid and easy, a good question is a preventive against sleepwalking, a way to keep present the awakening question that's under all other questions: 'What else, what more?'"

Honorable Mention/A Little Affirmation

So excited to get this affirmation as I journey further into fiction land... Today I learned that I received an honorable mention in the recent Glimmer Train short story contest, meaning my story ranked in the top five percent of the 1000+ submissions they received. The full list of honorable mentions is available here. Very grateful for a boost of confidence to keep sending this story out until it finds a good home.... Continue Reading

The Badass Poem Finds a Home

I'm excited to share that the week began with an acceptance. Menacing Hedge has accepted six of my poems for its summer issue, expected this July. I'm so grateful for this vote of confidence in my work... having all six poems accepted and able to appear together is a special thrill that I did not expect. It means a lot to me that people will have the option of reading the poems together, as some in this set were written around the same time and in a kind of mutual exploration of each ... Continue Reading