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!
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.