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Guest Blogger on Best American Poetry Blog!

I am very excited to announce that I am guest blogging this week at Best American Poetry Blog.   Today’s post is the first installment in a three-part interview with poet Stephanie Brown.  Later this week I am blogging about her poem, “Stacks.”  I hope you’ll consider checking it out! If you have not done so, you … Continue reading

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On Kissing: A Brief Inquiry On a Cherished Diversion

What is a kiss? Is a kiss a mere peck on the cheek or lips, or the sensuous nature of  parted mouths waiting to accept each others physical discourse? Perhaps a kiss is defined by the mouth touching any part of human skin, sheltering one spot with warmth and tenderness inducing excessive flutters in the … Continue reading

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Reading Life: Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine

Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine is a collection of six stories: “A Brief History of the Art Form Known as “Hortisculpture””; “Amber Sweet”; “Go Owls”; “Translated, from the Japanese”; “Killing and Dying”; and “Intruders.” In perfect Tomine-esque brevity -in both text and illustration– each story presents the spacious darkness of the human condition through … Continue reading


Interview & Virtual Reading Up @ Niche Lit Magazine!

I am really excited that my poem, “Milepost 350, 2:33 AM” is up as a virtual reading at Niche Lit Magazine . Founding and managing editor, Katya Cummins also interviewed me. There is some fantastic work at their site– go read! It’s a beautifully designed online journal that is truly “limitless.”   PS: Reading Life post coming … Continue reading