Making 2018 a Kinder and More Kick-Ass Year

Real talk: Someday, I want to be a household name. People will point at me and say “Hey, I know that mop!” “She’s my favorite microwave!” I want to be as useful to you as your Vitamix and your vibrator.  That’s the long term goal. For now, the goal is just to write more and get…

‘Wake, Pray, Slay’ and Other Things We Learn from Instagram

Spending too much time on Instagram lately? ME TOO.  But let’s not beat ourselves up about it. There’s a lot we can learn from Instagram, like how to love ourselves better, how to express solidarity, and where to find decent lingerie.  Sometimes we peek into our friends lives and see something beautiful, or messy, or…

What’s Inside this Urban Writer’s Downtown Apartment?

  If you ever get the chance to move in with your best friend who also happens to be a chic urban writer, I suggest you do it. Go big or go home. Then you can literally do both together. ALL THE TIME. For those of you who don’t know. My best friend is the incredibly talented…

New Poetry Suite in Nailed Magazine

NAILED was awesome enough to select a suite of my poems for a feature in December. Included in the suite are: “Define Girl,” “TIME Magazine Bans the Words Feminist,” “Alfie Darwood,” and the short piece below, “Texxxan.com” See it all here. A special thanks to their hard working editorial staff, especially Carrie Seitzinger! Texxxan.com like the shape in…

New Poems in Eleven Eleven, Sidekick, and Cider Press Review

Hello! 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…

Spotlight: Stranded Artist Series

Originally posted on Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets:
As 2013 beckoned a new beginning and resolutions to be broken, Long Beach was getting a gift in the poetry world.  Thanks to Markus Manley and Danielle Mitchell, Long Beach saw the introduction to a twice monthly Poetry Lab.  Everyone is invited, no one turned away, and…

Prose Poems in Connotation Press

Spring is in the 90-degree-air in here in Southern California and I’m happy to have three prose poems from my current work in progress published by Connotation Press! Editor-in-Chief, Ken Robidoux, introduces my work saying: I’m thrilled to have three stunning prose poems from our friend Danielle Mitchell, who has done very well since working…

Squaw Valley Greatest Hits

  I just returned [July, 2011] from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevadas. What an amazing place, what lovely and talented people! Here are a few quotes from our staff poets who led workshops and gave craft talks. Sometimes the dissatisfaction with the end of a poem is the…