A Vase of Wildflowers

I'm a writer because I have stage fright.

Read “War Song” in STARK

Hi friends! My poem “War Song” is now available to read in STARK, a poetry journal. It was fun to be among so many talented artists on the long list … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Update: New Writings and Current Projects

Whoever said the summer months were for vacation probably wasn’t a writer (or an editor). My graduate school classes don’t start up again until late August, but I’m as busy as I’ve … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

International Poetry, Niven’s New Book, and More

There have been some exciting things happening lately. For one thing, my poem “War Song” was placed on the long list for the 2016 Wisehouse International Poetry Award. “War Song” will appear … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Where You Should Be and When: Urgent Literary Events

Hi friends! There is an explosion of awesome literary events happening in my neck of the woods (and a few other places) that you need to know about. Here’s a … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writers and Editors and Publishers! Oh my!: My First AWP Experience

As many of you know, I attended the Association of Writers and Writers Programs (AWP) conference in Los Angeles, California this year—an experience that was partly funded by the generous … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Upcoming Events and Another Writing Update

Can you tell this graduate student is a busy person? I apologize for not updating more often. But don’t worry, this blog isn’t going away. I’m merely working hard on my … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blue River Valentine’s Day Submission Special

Hey graduate student writers and those who know graduate student writers—are you ready for Valentine’s Day? At Blue River, we’re showing the love by offering a two-for-one special. Here are … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment