Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Thomas Merton Prize in Poetry of the Sacred

This isn't news exactly, but I'm just now seeing a link to "Soledad": a collaborative lyric sequence I wrote with Elizabeth Savage that was chosen as the winner of the Thomas Merton Prize in Poetry of the Sacred by Elizabeth Robinson.

Since we won the contest in 2016, Elizabeth Savage and I have published other sequences: in Volt, Hotel Amerika, and They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, Eds. Dean Rader and Simone Muench (Black Lawrence Press, 2018).

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Broadview Press to Publish Crafting Poems and Stories

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve signed a contract with Broadview Press to publish my new text, Crafting Poems and Stories: A Guide to Creative Writing. I'm so honored to be joining Broadview's exciting list of creative writing titles.  

Comprehensive in its treatment of the two genres most often taught in multi-genre creative writing courses, my new text offers features that students most often request, including concise definitions of basic terms of poetry and short fiction, focused discussion of craft, exciting literary models, and engaging hands-on exercises. The purpose of writing Crafting Poems and Stories is to create an accessible guide that renders the material of introductory creative writing courses more readily engaging, so that beginning writers see greater progress reflected in their poems and short stories over the course of a single semester. 

More information to follow.


Friday, March 1, 2019

Can writing about trees--about the natural world--be political? It's surprising to me that we're still having this discussion; in short, Yes, it can. Re-posting this collaborative review I wrote with Deborah Poe on the poetry of Elizabeth Savage. And another review on the work of Michael McGriff.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Goodbye, MacDowell

I'm home now, after an incredible five weeks at the MacDowell Colony. I am so very grateful to have had this time and space to focus on my poetry and to connect with other artists across disciples. Here are some snaps.

Barnard Studio Porch

Barnard Studio


Library Alcove

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Kestrel, A Journal of Literature and Art

The gorgeous new issue of one of my favorite journals, Kestrel, has just arrived—with work by J.C. Todd, Elizabeth Robinson, and many others. My review of the anthology Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction and Poetry from West Virginia is also included.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

"Say It with Flowers" on Poetry Daily

I'm thrilled that my poem, "Say It with Flowers" appeared on Poetry Daily on Memorial Day. Check out the new issue of Columbia Poetry Review where the poem first appeared.

Thomas Merton Prize in Poetry of the Sacred

This isn't news exactly, but I'm just now seeing a link to "Soledad": a collaborative lyric sequence I wrote with Elizab...