Studying and prepping for my doctoral exam was one of THE hardest things I've had to do. Honestly, I feel like a new human. It really feels like I've crawled out of some dark cave and I'm just now seeing what the world looks like for the first time. So this is what a Sunday afternoon feels like. Anyway, now I'm onto the next stage of the process, which is the dissertation stuff. There are many things I love about Twitter, but by far my favorite aspect is that you can create your own little community. I've decided to basically archive my entire dissertation process and progress @seemedissertate (I haven't figured out if this is a good idea or not. I'll keep you posted). If you're into that kind of thing, you know what to do.
“I’m Glad You Stuck Around: A Secret Link Project” is a 3-minute project of mine inspired by Miranda July’s book website No One Belongs Here More Than You. What I like about this experience is that it creates a strangely intimate environment, which is often hard to find on a digital platform. Because the link is secret (hidden somewhere on this website), it also creates an interesting dynamic where people can engage and explore. So yes, there is a secret link on this website. How exciting, right? If you’re having a hard time finding it, oh well.
Just kidding. You need only ask. I want you to see it because I think it's pretty neat.
Maudlin House has a column where they feature "Writers of Week." I love it because it's a great way to discover new favorite writers and voices. I was lucky to be featured alongside writers Terry Abrahams and Anna Sandy. Check it out here.
I'm Wonderfair's poet laureate for June, which means I got to make a thing! A poem for the Tinder age? Also, why is the word "curdle" so great?
Flush Fiction is a new app that provides on-demand reading with over 100 stories and poems available at your leisure. A few of my short prose pieces "In the Garden of Broken Things" and "Missing Girls" are included. It's a handy little app, especially when you just want to read something on the go, though it's only available on the Apple Store for iOS devices.