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Crip Time in Pandemic Times at AWP 2022

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I’m so excited to be speaking on a panel at AWP again! Next year, at AWP 2022, I’ll be joining Crip Time in Pandemic Times, with these other talented disabled writers — Emily Rose Cole, Ellen Samuels, Travis Chi Wing Lau, and Kay Ulanday Barrett. AWP 2022 will be held March 23-26, and the date […]

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AWP 2021

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On Wednesday, I moderated the panel “Disability’s Influence on Literature: Realism As A Craft Concept” at AWP 2021. We had an incredible turnout — 194 people joined us! This important conversation was sponsored by AWP and featured Eileen Cronin, James Tate Hill, and T.K. Dalton (you can buy our books on Bookshop). If you missed […]

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How to make your literary magazine more inclusive

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After having this important conversation at AWP 2017 on how to make writing communities more inclusive to all of us, I decided to write up excerpts of our panel discussion and offer tips to editors of literary magazines. It was published yesterday in AWP’s The Writer’s Notebook. This is by no means an exhaustive list. […]

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Worthy bodies: Highlighting disabled writers in District Lit

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District Lit, the journal I’m the Poetry Editor for, recently published our Disability Issue. These writers and artists share their raw truths about living with disabilities, chronic pain, invisible illness, and medical treatments. They share intimate medical histories, fears, hopes, pain, and scars. These are important voices, and I’m so excited and honored to share […]

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Poems in The Deaf Poets Society’s ‘Crips In Space’ issue

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I’m over the moon about The Deaf Poets Society’s newest issue, called “Crips In Space,” which includes eight of my poems. The journal, its editors, and these writers/artists are bringing disability and the disabled into the final frontier. Make sure to read the editor’s note to see how the idea for a #CripsInSpace issue formed. […]

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District Lit seeks work for our Disability, Medicine, and Illness issue

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District Lit is currently accepting poetry and creative nonfiction for our themed issue on Disability, Medicine, and Illness. We have Jen Stein Hauptmann, Assistant Editor at Rogue Agent, as a guest judge reading for this issue. While District Lit is always open to work from writers with disabilities, this themed issue will highlight poetry and nonfiction about living with […]

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That’s a wrap on AWP 2017

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Wow. AWP is over. I am exhausted, and sick (who gave me this cold?!), and heartened by the writing community I’m a part of. This was my first AWP, and it is just as massive as it sounds. About 15,000 writers, editors, publishers, university professors, etc. attended. It’s like an entire city converging on D.C. […]

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AWP is next week!

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I’m so excited for AWP. It’ll be my first time at the enormous conference that brings writers and editors of literary magazines together. The week will be packed with panels, readings, difficult and necessary discussions, and more. I’m looking forward to widening my writing community, making new friends, and meeting writers and editors from all […]

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Upcoming panel for #AWP2017

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The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) hosts a huge writing conference in a different location every year. AWP 2017 is coming to Washington, D.C. next year. So I knew I’d be attending for the first time since it’s my city. But I didn’t know that I’d also be a part of the lineup of […]