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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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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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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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Crumb-sized book giveaway 📖

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I’m hosting a book giveaway for a signed copy of Crumb-sized! Who will the lucky winner be? To enter, you’ll need to use Instagram. To participate: ⭐️ Follow me ⭐️ Like this photo ⭐️ Tag a friend in the comments The giveaway ends October 25th and is open to U.S. readers.   For another chance to win my […]

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Featured in Noble/Gas Quarterly’s Objects of Derision

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Noble/Gas Quarterly chose me as their September Objects of Derision feature. They interviewed me about my inspirations for writing Crumb-sized, — being bullied as a kid and somebody actually calling me “smaller than a crumb” — and included four old and new poems. “It should be called womenstruate,” which was first published in Wicked Banshee Press’s The Devil’s […]

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Crumb-sized in the press 🙏📢

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Crumb-sized has been out for a month! How did that happen? It’s old enough to move its arms jerkily, squeeze its non-existent hands into fists. I’m a proud book mama. In its one-month debut, Crumb-sized has already garnered some press. I’m so grateful for the reviews it has received and interviews I have done with editors. Here is […]

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Crumb-sized reviewed in the Chicago Review of Books

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It’s pub day for Crumb-sized and I’m over the moon! Already, Yasmin Gunaratnam has written a beautiful review in the Chicago Review of Books. She calls me a space nerd exploring my inner cosmos — and hits it right on the head. Marlena Chertock, a self-confessed “space nerd” based in Washington, D.C. “I don’t need you/landing […]

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Good things come in Crumb-sized packages

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I’m so excited to share my second collection of poetry with you. Crumb-sized is being published by Unnamed Press in August — my birthday month! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to share another collection of poems with you, and so soon after my first was published. Crumb-sized is tired of being called short. These […]

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Poems in Daughter Literary Magazine

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I’m so excited to have two poems in Daughter’s inaugural issue. Daughter, a new literary magazine focusing on sharing the voices of women or female-identifying people, calls itself a lit mag for all women. The poems included are “This isn’t a poem about motherhood” and “Recipe to reduce pain.” “This isn’t a poem about motherhood” (pg. 22-23) is […]

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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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Three poems in Noble/Gas Quarterly

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Noble/Gas Quarterly published three of my poems today in their 203.4 issue. I’m honored to be included with so many other great writers. “Application to NASA” is a retelling of my previous poem “On that one-way trip to Mars.” It’s my way of calling NASA out for its height restrictions, of blaming my bone disorder from keeping […]

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Another scifi poem blasts into the publishing world

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Today, Calamus Journal published my poem “The martian comes to me” in their second issue. I’m always honored when my poems are accepted for publication in new journals. When a literary journal is just starting up, it’s a magical time. There’s so much possibility, so much slush pile to read through, so much that could go wrong. […]

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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 […]