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OutWrite 2018 is right around the corner

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Since last year, I’ve been helping to plan OutWrite, D.C.’s LGBTQIA+ literary festival, which happens annually August 3-5. Dave Ring, the OutWrite co-chair, brought me onto the planning committee in December — and I’m so grateful to him for the opportunity to get more involved in the queer literary community. Every month leading up to the […]

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Interviewed in Hyype Online

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Hyppe Online interviewed me about Crumb-sized. Kelsey May asked really great questions! I’m so glad to be featured on her site, which celebrates community, creativity, culture, and critical thinking. Strong is the perfect adjective to describe her voice and message. This collection exhales each line confidently. Read the interview here.

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Using a sensitivity reader for my latest writing project

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I nightmare natural disasters. Tidal waves filling up my apartment building, floor by floor. Tornadoes suddenly appearing on the road in front of me. 🌍☀⛈🔥 For years, I’ve been terrified of climate change, global warming, and the effects of natural and manmade disasters. All through journalism school, I read, watched, and learned about devastating earthquakes, […]

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This week only: Buy my first poetry collection for 20% off!

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Use your tax return for poetry during National Poetry Month! Through Saturday, April 21, you can buy my first poetry collection, On that one-way trip to Mars, for 20% off! Use the coupon code “SPRINGSALE” at checkout. Bottlecap Press is having a sale on all of its books, so get them while they’re hot 🔥📖🔥 […]

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Find me at these upcoming spring events

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Spring is finally here! Even though it’s still cold out there for a D.C. spring, it smells like flowers and mulch and rain. So, I’m hopeful that warmth is just around the corner. With spring, comes a new lineup of readings and events! Here’s where you can find me in the next few months. April […]

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Interviewed in Big Ten Network: LiveBIG

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The Big Ten Network interviewed me last week about my books, interests, and disability advocacy. BTN.com is a website that features alumni of Big 10 universities — which the University of Maryland is now a part of. They highlight athletics, humanities, science, professors, alumni, and more. The reporter, Scott Smith, had some great questions for […]

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Crumb-sized reviewed in Lines+Stars

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Crumb-sized was reviewed in Lines+Stars, a lovely D.C.- and Baltimore-based journal. They were one of the first journals to ever publish me, back in 2013 — so this feels like my poetry career has come full circle. Rachel Mindell wrote a beautiful, thoughtful review of my book. Mindell, herself a poet and part of the Submittable […]

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Honoring MLK’s legacy, AWP, & other upcoming events

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While the weather outside may be frightful, plenty of writers — including this one — are giving readings through the winter months inside warm cafes, libraries, bookstores, and bars. Come in out of the cold and find me at these upcoming events: Friday, March 2: I’m one of five readers at a poetry reading inspired by the […]