social media, thoughts

The New Year

The new year brings hope for what we can accomplish. Resolutions are our way of acting on that hope. As a new mother, my writing life has been “back-burnered” for quite a while. However, I finally feel able to tackle my stack of to-be-read books and to-be-written poems.

Thankfully this semester I am teaching an advanced fiction class, and my conversations with the students are inspiring. While fiction isn’t my first-choice medium, I find myself inspired by their own ideas and works to tackle my insecurities about writing. The latest conversation about imposter syndrome and “writing what you know” was incredibly fruitful for us and we came back to what makes writing so important: the universality of human emotions. I think that’s where I am with writing too–how can I bring that universal joy, sorrow, light into my work.

Part of my new years resolutions also involve self-care and stepping away from social media. I still have a private IG account, but I have removed myself from other spheres and chosen to have this website as my primary place to share the good poetry news.

I hope that you’ll keep up with me here.

Happy writing.

Accolades, Readings, social media

The Landscape Nerd Podcast Feature

Hello all! So happy to announce that I’m featured in the newest episode of The Landscape Nerd Podcast! The episode is called Interdisciplinary: Poetry and Landscape.

Host Maci Nelson is a dear friend and I was honored to join her feature on interdisciplinary work, particularly the intersection between poetry and landscape.

You can find the latest episode and all of her wonderful content at https://www.thelandscapenerd.com/ or on Instagram @thelandscapenerd !

Accolades, social media

Literary Artist of the Month

I’m happy to announce that Heights Arts has named me Artist of the Month: Literary for August 2020! Heights Arts is an organization I’ve worked with in the past located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. This organization offers programming for the community that focuses on the arts and works to bring local literature, music, and art to the Northeast Ohio community.

I am happy to represent Heights Arts and their programming, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

You can find the announcement on Heights Arts’ website here!

In honor of this title, I am getting a reprinting of my chapbook, SPACE SPECTACULAR, and copies will be for sale as soon as they arrive. Stay tuned!