You will be quizzed at the end of this post.


Took a looooong hiatus during the holidays in which I wasn’t a great literary or social media citizen, but in which I did eat a lot of pumpkin pie–so, no, not sorry–but glad to be back! And with things to share…

Poems from my new WIP were published last week by Eleven Eleven. I’ll just say it: I love this journal. They are so professional, thorough, and important to the literary landscape (can’t even count how many amazing people I admire that they’ve published). It’s really heart-stopping to see my work there. So if you’re at all curious what the territory of my new manuscript is, please read one or all of these poems. [Revenge, Interview Questions, Why I Chose to No Longer Wear Leggings, Merriam-Webster Defines a Slut]

I’m also stoked on poems that have been published since Thanksgiving in these awesome journals Sidekick & Cider Press Review. [Disappearing Index, Interview with Simba [Young Adult] and Knowledge]

For realz, ^^^ a poem inspired by The Lion King

Thanks to Ruth Foley, Andrew Collard, and Hugh Behm-Steinberg for being hardworking editors.

Now here are some pictures of my new dog, adopted in October:


My goal in 2015 was to read 100 poetry books…I read 96! A little short of the goal, but for the right reasons. By the end of December I was feeling burned out and realized that I wasn’t giving the books a fair reading. I took a brief break and am now back at it with a new goal for 2016 (more on that later). I’m working on an essay about last year’s reading adventure, but in the meantime here’s a game I’m working on that I hope to expand or make more editions of in the future. Try it out let and let me know what you think:


How to play: Match the poet with the line of poetry that he or she wrote. Good luck: Metaphors be with you!  Click here to enter the quiz!

This Poet / That Line