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.
Very happy to announce that I'll have a new flash fiction piece forthcoming in Jellyfish Review titled "Model Survivors." This is a dream publication for me, and if you don't have JR on your radar, do yourself a favor and check out Kathy Fish's "Collective Nouns for Humans Caught in the Wild." It's important.
I read some poems from my newest book at the Myers Hotel Revue with musical accompaniment from some really talented musicians. It's the closest I'll ever get to being in a band. It was also one of the best experiences I've ever had. Huge thanks to Heidi Gluck and everyone I shared the stage with. What a special night!
It's been a busy semester, so I'm just getting around to making a bit of noise about Charlotte Seley's new book The World is My Rival. I'm so honored she asked me to share the stage on such a special night. Other featured readers were Courtney Faye Taylor and Cassandra Gillig. It was such a great night and I'm happy to have this book in my hands. Also, thanks to Chad for these pics :)