Check out I Heart Local Musics's photo gallery featuring performances from Femme Fest 2019 in Lawrence, KS. I shared the stage with local musicians, read new poems, kept my coat on the entire time, and if you really want to know, it all went very well.
My flash piece "Model Survivors" is up now at Jellyfish Review. I was angry when I wrote this and still am. The title is derived from a Tweet by Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement. You can read it here. Reader, please also consider checking out ways to support survivors:
Honored to announce that my poem, "I wonder why they never taught us about Sylvia Mendez" was a Top 60 finalist among over 400 entries. Though it was not selected, it still feels amazing to have a poem come so close! I'll be waiting to see the winning poem announced, which will no doubt be electrifying. You can check out the contest, as well as Philadelphia Stories, here.
So excited to be performing at this year's Femme Fest! Shout out to Grace D. Chin for designing this gorgeous flyer.
Very excited to announce that I have a new video poem forthcoming in The Continental Review. "I Am Ready to Quilt Myself Into Myself" is a visual and poetic meditation on the links between quilting, identity, and discovery. This is such a cool digital space and I'll be joining some really amazing works by writers like Kaveh Akbar, Simone Savannah, Jim McCrary, Candice Wuehle, Marty Cain and more!