"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.
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.