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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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On that one-way trip to Mars reviewed in Agape Editions

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My first book got some love today! Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, herself the author of three poetry collections, reviewed On that one-way trip to Mars in Agape Editions. Jennifer explains that with the book sectioned into planets in the solar system, reader(s) “quickly realizes how the poems reflect different characteristics of not only planets but people. Each planet possesses a different […]

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Interview in Rogue Agent

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I was recently interviewed in Rogue Agent’s August issue! Editor Jill Khoury posed important questions about my journey toward writing poetry that describes the experience of living in a body, the structure of On that one-way trip to Mars, and advice for others who want to explore embodied writing and art. Read the full interview here. And when […]

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On that one-way trip to Mars reviewed in Beach Sloth

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On that one-way trip to Mars was reviewed in Beach Sloth. The reviewer writes, “the collection neatly focuses on the sadness that comes from planetary movements from hundreds of years away to the fragile nature of humanity. In a way, it celebrates how far humanity has come in trying to better understand its place in a vast […]

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‘On that one-way trip to Mars’ is an Elgin Award candidate 🌟

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My book “On that one-way trip to Mars” has been nominated for a 2017 Elgin Award! I want to thank the Science Fiction Poetry Association for the consideration. The Association’s members nominate books for the award, which is given to the best book and chapbook published in the preceding year. This year’s award chair is Josh […]

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2016 reflections

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Some 2016 accomplishments I’m proud of: Bottlecap Press published my book On that one-way trip to Mars. More of my disability-themed poetry was published. Thanks The Deaf Poets Society, Noble/Gas Quarterly, The Fem, Wordgathering, Words Dance, and others. I got to talk to so many amazing young scientists and women in STEM for stories with Society […]

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Reading in NYC

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Earlier this month I ventured up to the Big Apple for a poetry reading. I was invited to read with several other Bottlecap Press authors at Berl’s Poetry Shop in Brooklyn. It’s an adorable small bookstore filled with great collections of poetry — you should check it out! When you’re published by a small press, […]

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My book is on sale for the holiday weekend

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Bottlecap Press, the publisher of my book “On that one-way trip to Mars,” has a 2015-2016 anthology available for a limited time only (through Monday)! The anthology features new and old work from several Bottlecap Press authors, plus letters from all of us to the readers. It’s a great way to sample tons of Bottlecap Press […]

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First ever DC Art Book Fair 📚 🎨

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Last weekend, my sister Hannah and I tabled at the first ever D.C. Art Book Fair at Lab 1270 in Washington, D.C. We were so grateful and excited to be a part of the first fair! The other tablers were diverse and talented. They sold handmade art, books, comics, feminist zines, poetry, posters of reimagined cartoon […]

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Tabling with my sister at the DC Art + Book Fair

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My sister Hannah and I were accepted into the first ever DC Art + Book Fair! We’ll be sharing a table showcasing our art and writing on November 12 at Lab 1270 in Washington, D.C. There will be dozens of incredible artists, zines, writers, and more! Hannah will be selling her hand cut bookmaking and journals. A […]

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The Editor of Cacti Fur Reviewed My Book!

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Jim Thompson, the founder and poetry editor of Cacti Fur, reviewed “On that one-way trip to Mars.” He called my book an imaginary “tour of our solar system” and “a pleasant balance of narrative and science.” This review makes me starstruck; I’m so humbled by his words. See you on that one-way trip, Jim! When […]

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Book Blastoff Party! 🚀

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My book launch party is this Friday, July 15, at Walls of Books in Washington, D.C. If you’re in the D.C. area, be sure to come out for a night of reading and space exploration. I’m celebrating my first collection of poetry, On that one-way trip to Mars from Bottlecap Press! There will be drinks, snacks, […]

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When your book is out in the world

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When your book is out in the world you start seeing people actually reading it. One of your old professors rates your book on Goodreads. It’s actually real. A physical thing taking up space on people’s bookshelves or weighing down their backpacks. Maybe people will read it on the Metro or a road trip. Maybe […]

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On that one-way trip to Mars is now on Goodreads

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On that one-way trip to Mars is now on Goodreads! Goodreads is an online community where you can organize and track your reading shelves. You can now add “On that one-way trip to Mars” to your shelves, ask me questions about the book, or leave a review. And if you still haven’t ordered a copy, there’s no time […]

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Reviews for On that one-way trip to Mars

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On that one-way trip to Mars is out in the big wide world! Rachel Adams, the editor of Lines+Stars, just received her copies today. After a brief pause in shipping to update the book, On that one-way trip to Mars is Bottlecap Press’ first-ever glossy covered book! Shipping has now resumed. So if you’ve ordered yours, look […]