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My third full-length collection of poems, Travel Notes from the River Styx, has now been published by Terrapin Books.

Join me for a launch reading for Travel Notes from the River Styx at 6:30 on Thursday, June 29 at City Lit Books. I am proud that Marty McConnell will also be reading. 2523 N. Kedzie, free parking in back.

 

Three of my poems are included in the anthology, Resist Much/Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance. Editors include Nathaniel Mackey, Anne Waldman, Brenda Cárdenas, John Bradley, and others. Available from Spuyten Duyvil at spuytenduyvil.net
Watch for publication of the Plume Anthology of Long-ish Poems, to be released at AWP 2018, including my crown sonnet sequence, "The Long Way Back."


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Sunday, January 15, 2017
From 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee

Join me for Inauguration: Affirmation, Empowerment & Resistance—poetry, song, activism in the face of the new administration. Vocalist Ugochi Nwaogwugwu, along with poets Susanna Lang, Dipika Mukherjee, Kee Stein, Kimberly Marie Ousley, Dina Elenbogen, and Freesia McKee. In addition, we'll have activist Dr Patricia O'Brien, on faculty at UIC school of social work, who will speak to where we can go from here.

SAVE THE DATE! Our first reading of... - Woman Made Gallery Literary Events

 

My poem, "I, Beast," is a finalist in the Hearst Poetry Prize for the North American Review. 2017 Hearst Judge: Major Jackson will be choosing the winners from the list of finalists. Winners and finalists will be published in the Spring 2017 issue.





November 19th, 2016
From 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bucktown-Wicker Park Library (1701 N. Milwaukee)

Reading by Chicago-area writers published in the Museum of Americana
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Literature that revives or repurposes the old, the dying, the forgotten, or the almost entirely unknown aspects of Americana. It is published purely out of fascination with the big, weird, wildly contradictory collage that is our nation’s cultural history. Participants will include Curtis Crisler, Joyce Goldenstern, Elizabeth Hoover, Susanna Lang and Gale Walden.

 

November 21st, 2016
At 7:00pm
Uncharted Books (2620 N Milwaukee Ave)


Feature reader at Waiting 4 the Bus
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Open mic will be a Poetry Wheel, an interconnected round robin where a poem must somehow connect to the poem immediately prior.

 

 

Watch for my reading with four wonderful poets at the Uptown Arts Center for the Lagoons Sessions Quarterly Reading, Friday, May 20 from 8:00 - 10:00pm

Uptown Arts Center
Preston Bradley Center

941 W W Lawrence Ave 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60640



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A group of poems is featured on the blog Escape Into Life, including new work from my ongoing series of Self-Portraits, ekphrastic poems focused on women artists.

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Split This Rock chose “Kitchen, Donetsk” as Poem of the Week for August 28, 2015.

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I am honored to have my poem, Romance, chosen for first prize in the Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry.

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I am grateful to the Hambidge Center for offering me a fellowship to write during the summer of 2015.

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Interview posted on Chicago Literati on the interaction of writing and teaching in the public schools.

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