Interview in Wordgathering

I was recently interviewed in Wordgathering’s June issue!

Editor Mike Northen asked great, difficult questions, including: how I see my role as an editor, what I look for when reading poems for District Lit, how literary magazines can be more accessible to all writers/readers, disability science poetry as a genre, and more.

Read the full interview here.

‘As we ran in the backyard’ in Wordgathering

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 even worse than that, stepping on a buried bee’s nest and getting multiple stings. And trying to run away with shorter legs “like a caterpillar.”

The journal publishes audio of poems, so you can also listen to it that way.