Eric LeMay recently published a piece on Essay Daily discussing what makes an essay timely. At the end, he lists many, many wonderful essayists "of our time." I was very surprised and honored to find my name among them. Read the whole essay here.
I'm excited to read with Chloe at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. To find out more, visit their reading series site here.
So honored that my collection, Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us is a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in poetry! You can view the full list of finalist here. This year, the judge for the award is Major Jackson--whose work I've admired for a long time. The winner of the award will be announced at the ceremony in Portland, OR on April 24th 2017. But there's a second category: the Reader's Choice Award. If you feel so inclined, please vote for your favorite Oregon author in each category here.
Haven't heard of March Sadness yet? You're missing out! Check out the site and vote for your favorite sad song here. And while you're at it, read my analysis on Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work."
I've just been announced the poetry series editor at Acre Books, a new small press extension of the Cincinnati Review. I'm deeply honored, wildly excited, and am ready to get down to work this fall!
I just booked my flight to Tuscon for a reading in Casa Libre's Fair Weather Reading Series! I'll be reading with the amazing Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on February 20, 2016. You'll find more information about the event here.
On February 5 @ 7:00, I'll be reading with my two wonderful colleagues from Willamette University, Scott Nadelson and Stephanie Lenox, at the Book Bin in Downtown Salem, OR. If you're int he area, we'd love to see you there! Find out more about the Book Bin and our reading here.
I am very excited to announce that I am the winner of this year's poetry book prize for Barrow Street Press, chosen by contest judge, Denise Duhamel. My collection Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us (title taken from an essay by Montaigne) will be published in fall 2015. I've been a fan of their books for quite a while, so am thrilled that the book has found a home there. Visit their website: Barrow Street Press or http://www.barrowstreet.org/
I am the proud recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award!
"The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically. Providing leadership and voice for the arts to transform people and communities."
Find out more about the award at their site.
I'm a poet and essayist who loves teaching at Willamette University. My books include two full-length collection of poems, Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us and Lovely Asunder, a poetry chapbook American Libretto and a memoir,The Riots.