Disappearing, Inc. forthcoming from Gold Wake Press in early 2019

I’m a little beside myself, filled with a strange energy—three parts excitement, one part disbelief—but I can share that my first full-length collection of poetry, Disappearing, Inc., will be published in early 2019 by the amazing independent publisher Gold Wake Press.

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I have endless thanks to give: to Kyle McCord and Nick Courtright as well as all the other folks at GW for embarking on this journey with me; to the editors at journals that have supported and published me; to fellow poets for writing alongside me; to friends and family for putting up with me while I feverishly wrote and chased the dream of putting a book out into the world; and plenty more. But for now, I just say: thanks. Thank you and stay tuned for more—I’ll share details on release dates, preorders, readings, and more, as they become available.

See you soon.

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Interview at Superstition Review’s blog

I was interviewed by my musician and teacher friend, Kylie Brown, for Superstition Review’s Authors Talk series about my trio of poems in the journal’s newest issue! This conversation was a blast; it was fun to hear Kylie’s take on these poems and together unpack them, discussing completeness (and incompleteness), the inherent limits of language, and a lot more. Hope you’ll check it out here.

Poem in the Final Issue of inter|rupture

I’m so grateful to have a new poem, “Net Worth,” in the final issue of inter|rupture, along with some terrific company in the form of Mary Biddinger, Kristin Bock, Sophie Klahr, Zach Green, Charlotte Seley, Sean Shearer, Christopher Citro, and many others.

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I first had a poem in the February 2015 issue of the journal–three years ago!–titled “Host Mask,” and I was thrilled to have such a great home for one of the first poems I wrote to use the two-three-two line syncopating stanza structure that I first saw Yusef Komunyakaa use and have occasionally returned to a number of times myself. And for a time before then, I appreciated the journal solely as a reader–inter|rupture has long been a place that took risks and brought bold writing from new and established voices alike, and they will be missed but far from forgotten.

Here’s one of my favorites on the site: “So What If I Am Floating Here / So Dangerously Without My Space Helmet” by my friend Dillon J. Welch. Happens to also be maybe my favorite poem of his, which made it appearing in such a lovely journal an exceptional treat.

Many thanks to the editors at inter|rupture, Curtis, Elizabeth, and Anna, for their work in making such a great journal for us to enjoy over the years.

This last issue is packed with great poems–do go check them out!