"I am Ready to Quilt Myself Into Myself," a video poetic. Thanks to Nicholas Manning and Jordan Stempleman for publishing this work, which is featured in their Winter 2019 works alongside Martín Klein, Laura Mullen, Gabe Raines, and Andrea Karo.
Since 2007, The Continental Review has been dedicated to video poetics and for that, I am a thankful writer.
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:
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!
L.A. Wheeler in the Window is a black and white digital photograph I took earlier this year. What I love about this photo is that it isn't easily distinguishable regarding whether the subject is looking toward the window or away from it. For me, it signifies duality. It will be featured in the forthcoming issue of HCE Review, a quarterly online literary journal at University College Dublin.
I am Ready to Quilt Myself into Myself is a series that began with a writing project titled ThreadSpeak, which centers around nearly twenty years of diary entries. Part of this project is an attempt to speak back to my own words and thread these selves together. An obsolete definition of the verb “to quilt” is “to join together passages of text.” Becoming my own quiltmaker meant thinking about what it would mean for a text to perform this process. I'm so excited to share this series, which will be featured very soon up at The Roanoke Review.