“I grow green with hope”: on Reading The Tradition by Jericho Brown

The first book I read after AWP was Jericho Brown’s new collection, The Tradition.  Please is still (and will probably forever be) my favorite book by Jericho Brown, but The Tradition doesn’t disappoint. Jericho Brown’s poems are some of the “cleanest” I’ve ever read. By that I mean, his economy of language is excellent. Some…

Essay on Early Twenties at LEVELER

Now up at LEVELER a zuihitsu called Essay on Early Twenties  I can’t wait to see what the editors have to say about the piece in the “levelheaded” section of the site. If you’re not familiar with LEVELER I suggest a you take a look-see. From the editors: …each poem published by LEVELER is accompanied by…

3 Literary Journals to Subscribe to in 2015

I’m thrilled to announce I have poems forthcoming in three awesome literary journals: Bellevue Literary Review, New Orleans Review, and Harpur Palate.  Soon to be released in print, these journals are beautifully designed. And I have good reason to believe the insides are as good as the outsides. Like a jawbreaker that opens up to…