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‘Wonder Women’ published in Paper Darts!

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My short story “Wonder Women” was published in Paper Darts! They’ve been a goal publication of mine for years. I’ve been reading Paper Darts since college, when I fell in love with their short, weird fiction and rad art. The editors worked with me to help shape “Wonder Women” into a stronger story. They suggested […]

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‘As we ran in the backyard’ in Wordgathering

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A more lyrical poem than I typically write was published in the September 2016 issue of Wordgathering. Wordgathering is a journal of disability poetry and literature. It publishes amazing work from disabled writers — and I’m proud and humbled to be included in this issue. The poem describes being stung by a bee — but […]

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‘Ode to my physical therapist’ in Words Dance

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I’ve been writing a lot about the body, chronic pain, and the strange ways pain is invisible but still felt. Today, Words Dance published one of my new body poems, “Ode to my physical therapist.” They called me a “lovely badass” when they sent the acceptance note — and I’ve never been more gushy. I […]

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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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The bones that inspired ‘Skeleton Sheriff’

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When I first heard StoryCorp’s “A Grave Responsibility” episode, I was immediately heartbroken and inspired. In the episode, forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker describes identifying the bodies of immigrants who died while trying to cross into the United States. She talks about a skull on a sheriff’s desk, with pens in the eyes. I knew I had to […]

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Writing for niche lit mags

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So I wrote a not-safe-for-work story. And I found out that certain markets/lit mags are looking specifically for erotic work. It’s always fun to find a new niche and area to explore in writing! “&Emma” was published in Temptation Magazine. They consider themselves the home of erotic fiction. I really detest romantic comedies, romance novels, […]

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‘Cemetario General’ in Cacti Fur

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My poem “Cemetario General” was published in Cacti Fur. I wrote this poem in Chile, while traveling through that beautiful land of friendly people. People in Chile kiss you on both cheeks when they meet you. I went to Chile in 2013 for a winter-term trip through the Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House. We visited Santiago, Valparaíso, and […]

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‘Wind chimes’ in Cacti Fur

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My poem “Wind chimes” was published in Cacti Fur’s second issue. I wrote the first version of this poem in college at the Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House. Over the years, it’s gone through several revisions. I’m happy that it’s finally found a home in Cacti Fur. The poem details a woman who wishes to be a […]

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What inspired ‘Duo-13-trip’

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Dear Robot’s editor Kelly Jacobson asked the anthology contributors to share our inspiration for writing. She is running a blog hop from November 30-December 4, where anyone who comments on her blog post or any contributor’s blog hop posts will be entered in a drawing to win one of five copies of the anthology (please leave your email address, […]

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Short story in “Dear Robot” anthology

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My short story “Duo-13-trip” was published in Dear Robot: An Anthology of Epistolary Science Fiction, edited by Kelly Jacobson. The writers in this collection include Jacquelyn Bengfort, Diana Bolton (founding editor of District Lit), Tara Campbell, Christina Keller, (and me!). You can buy the book on Amazon or Createspace for $10! There will be a book launch […]

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Summer writing updates

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I’m sharing some news about my summer submitting-rampage-turned-success. My chapbook “On that one-way trip to Mars” was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize. While it’s not being published, I’m honored that my space series made it that far in the contest. I’m still working to publish the chapbook. I’m slowly, very slowly, […]

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‘On that one-way trip to Mars’ in Crab Fat Magazine

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I would go to Mars if I wasn’t too short for NASA’s height restrictions. I had two more space-themed poems published in Crab Fat today — “On that one-way trip to Mars” and “Star searcher.” I explored the upcoming possible one-way missions to Mars, and if I would go, and falling for a stargazer. You can see the other […]

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Come on a space journey with me

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Today several of my sci-fi themed poems were published in the maiden issue of The Syzygy Poetry Journal, in Constellation: Prosodus. The first issue also includes Constellations Celestina and Metaphorum. Check out all of the great writing!

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Writing about periods — and finding a home for it

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I’m so happy my poem “On it” found a home in Straight Forward Poetry last month. This poem is very close to my heart and awakening as a feminist and feminist poet. I often visited family in Israel while growing up. When I was 13, my stepmother’s father passed away and we traveled to the country for […]

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Published in The Little Patuxent Review

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The end of 2013 and into 2014 have been great for my poetry! I had two poems published—one in Lines+Stars Journal and another in the Little Patuxent Review (LPR). With LPR, I experienced revising with an editor of a literary magazine. The LPR poetry editors were very kind and understanding if I wanted to keep my […]

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Published in Lines+Stars

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On November 19 my poem Buffalo 3 was published in the fall 2013 “Circus” issue of Lines+Stars Journal. This is the first time I’ve had a poem published, outside of academia. I am extremely proud and grateful for the editor of Lines+Stars, Rachel Adams, choosing my work. The poem is part of a series, titled […]