At long last, it’s springtime in Pennsylvania! We had some sunny days last week for the first time in forever. I’m talking 80-degree-weather, people out walking their dogs, shorts-and-a-tee-shirt, tackling the local trails with my family. I even shaved my legs which, y’know. It’s a commitment.
And now today—two weeks after Easter—it’s snowing. Figures.
Anyway, this is just to say (insert poetry pun here if so inclined) that I’m working on pulling my life/sanity/finances/career/everything together. This includes finally cleaning up the half-done blog posts I’ve let pile up on my computer so I can get ’em out to all of you folks. I can’t promise they’ll all make sense, but—as my next post will skim through—I’m starting to prioritize finishing things over having them be perfect. So hang in there!
In the meantime, you can check out two poems of mine—’Wise/Crack’ and ‘This Magic Show’—that have just been published in Volume 4, Issue 1 of The Magnolia Review. Another poem is scheduled to be published sometime in May, so I’ll let y’all know when that’s out.
Also, please do my mom a huge favor and check her blog out at Serendippity! She’s participating in NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month, an endeavor started by poet Maureen Thorson several years back) and would love any feedback y’all have to give. I’m admittedly a tad biased in saying this, but my mom’s one of the best writers I know and I’m super proud of her. So shoo, check it out…
…and you’re back! Good stuff, right? Now as one last thing to tide you over, here’s some of the media (minus oodles and oodles of fanfiction) that’s been keeping me sane over the past few months.
Books (some reviews hopefully to follow):
The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith (a National Book Award for Poetry finalist!)
Calling A Wolf A Wolf by Kaveh Akbar
Grit by Angela Duckworth
a long life – delta rae
velodrome – dessa (+ literally all of Chime)
tired as fuck – the staves
johnny says stay cool – the babe rainbow
all of radical face (the story! the concepts! the songs! so beautiful)
Catch you soon, folks. Thanks for sticking with me.
With love from the sunshine beneath snow,