I tend to always want to open these blog posts with something like “It’s been awhile since I’ve posted one of these.” As life seems to speed up, I tend to lose track of the whole “management” side to poetry. It’s time to clean house, update this web page with news, maybe some thoughts this time, and move on to all the other abandoned projects.
First set of good news:
My MFA thesis, Machinist in the Snow, was picked up for publication! ELJ Publications has it slated to release in August 2015. I am extremely excited since I wasn’t sure this book would get picked up. It’s highly experimental (at least for me), so I was a little worried it would never see its way into the world. ELJ Publications is a press out of New York and they are also publishing a collaboration from two very good friends of mine, Cindy Rinne and Michael Cooper. There is more information here. Also, there are a few excerpts from the book published in Thrush, Beecher’s(print) and Circle Poetry Journal. There is also an excerpt forthcoming from The Screaming Sheep.
If you are interested in reading the essay defense of this project, it is available for download through Scholarworks.
Secondly, a poem of mine called “Call Home” was published this morning in Poecology, a really great eco-focused journal. I highly suggest checking out the work there and sending your work in as well. Click here!
One more update: Orange Monkey Publishing will soon be releasing Bigfoot for Women by Amy Pickworth, winner of the 2013 Orange Monkey Prize. This book is phenomenal. It’s quick, filled with deep emotion, and extremely innovative. I don’t think there is a book of its kind. It’s extremely unique and I highly suggest (although I admit there is some bias) purchasing it. You can pre-order it here.
I think that just about covers it. Now on to the next thing!