Pushcart Prize nomination: Sestina for the Heartland

Whoa! Huge thanks to Wayne Miller and the rest of the amazing crew at Copper Nickel for nominating my its-technically-a-sestina-even-if-every-end-word-is-the-same poem "Sestina for the Heartland" for a Pushcart Prize, along with the talents of Kaveh Bassiri, Sugi Ganeshananthan, Justin Jannise, Rebecca Lehmann, and Sarah Anne Strickley! Who knows if the Pushcart folks will see fit to … Continue reading Pushcart Prize nomination: Sestina for the Heartland

Sestina (technically!) in Copper Nickel

Hi, all—I have a big announcement to share on Wednesday, so make sure to come back that afternoon to see what that's all about! In the meantime, this weekend's mail was exciting—I received my contributor copies of Copper Nickel 28, which include my form-irreverent sestina (teaser: all end words are the same word, which was … Continue reading Sestina (technically!) in Copper Nickel

Poem in Tahoma Literary Review: “The Elocutioner’s Mask”

Many thanks to poetry editor Kelly Davio for including my poem "The Elocutioner's Mask" in the new issue of Tahoma Literary Review, which you can read for free online or order a gorgeous print version. It's a thrill to be in such a stellar issue along with writers I admire like Tasha Cotter and Karen … Continue reading Poem in Tahoma Literary Review: “The Elocutioner’s Mask”