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Climate change planning must include the disabled 🌍♿

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Update: Read my feature on climate change and disability in the January issue of Entropy Inherited. Sneak peek: I have an essay on the intersections of climate change and disability coming out in the January issue of Entropy Inherited, a monthly climate newsletter run by Denali Sai and Natalie Kiley. Entropy Inherited is a monthly climate newsletter […]

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Find me at these poetry events in 2020

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Last year really flew by for me. Is this what getting older feels like? If so, I’m going to try my best to live more in the moment and appreciate what’s happening as it does. I’m not trying to sound cheesy, that’s just one of my resolutions for this year. Speaking of this year, I […]

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Poetry mentorship? Yes, it’s a thing!

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“Sometimes all you need is someone to assure you that you’re a writer, and then you start to believe it, you start to live it.” This fall, I was invited to serve as a poetry mentor for an emerging writer through AWP’s Writer to Writer Mentorship Program. The mentorship program matches emerging writers and published […]

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Give the gift of reading 🎁📚

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Still need to do your holiday shopping? Why not give the gift of reading this season. If you’re looking for poetry I’ve got you covered. Crumb-sized: Poems (Unnamed Press, 2017) On that one-way trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016) Make me the happiest poet this holiday season by buying my books — or truly, any […]

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Summer reading

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Looking for some summer reading? I’ve got you covered! Find me and other local writers at these upcoming bookish events: Poets in Protest Reading Series Wednesday, June 12I’m honored to be a featured reader at Poets in Protest Reading Series: LGBTQ+ Pride, along with Chris Thomas, Rasha Abdulhadi, Angel, and Mysfit. The reading is at Loyalty Street […]

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Micro-fiction published in Paper Darts ✨🚀🔴

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Paper Darts Magazine chose my quirky sci-fi story about astronauts getting periods in space as a finalist in their Cleanliness micro-fiction contest, judged by Esme Wang. “The Interplanetary Sanitation Workers Get Sent to Kepler-186F” is an imagining of an all-women space crew — I’m also working on a longer version for my Forecasts series. I’m always […]

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The power of sharing secrets

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Earlier this summer, I attended a zine-making workshop at East City Books, held by The Lily News. The Lily, a product of The Washington Post, is an all-woman run newspaper, based on the first U.S. newspaper edited by and for women, which was published from 1849-1853. The Lily was the first U.S. newspaper by women. We’re […]

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Bookversary! 📚

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My book turns 1 whole year old today! (My book’s a Leo too). The best gift would be if you bought it and put it on your very own bookshelves. You can find Crumb-sized in most local bookstores and online. Happy reading!

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AWP 2019 panels accepted!

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I’m thrilled that TWO of my panels were accepted for the AWP 2019 conference in Portland, Oregon! Dates/times still TBA. So keep on the lookout for more information. Here are my panels/events: The Future is Disabled: A Reading of Disabled Writers on What’s Next (Raymond Luczak, Jess Silfa, Marlena Chertock, and Avery M. Guess) A […]

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New job with World Resources Institute!

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I am super excited to announce that I’m starting a new phase in my career! After three incredible years, I’m leaving the Society for Science & the Public and joining World Resources Institute next week. After several rounds of interviews and a writing and editing test, I’m so thrilled to be offered this position. I’ll be […]

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Buy Crumb-sized for half-off!

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Unnamed Press is celebrating a milestone — they have published 50 books! That’s no small feat. To celebrate, they are having a 50 percent off sale of all of their books! This includes my book, Crumb-sized, which you can now buy for $6 (for a limited time only). If you haven’t yet bought it, now’s the perfect […]

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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 […]