My second poetry manuscript, Holding the Loose Bones Close, was named a semifinalist for the Yes Yes Books 2019 Pamet River Prize!! See the announcement and full list of semifinalists here.
Frontier Poetry named my poem “Notes On Un-Apology” in their “Exceptional Poetry from Around the Web” feature for March 2019. See the list and read a short, sweet review of the poem here.
My memoir manuscript, The Dead Dad Diaries, was a finalist for Dzanc Books’ 2018 Prize in Nonfiction. View the full list of finalists here.
My first full-length poetry collection was selected as the Editors' Choice Award for New Rivers Press' Many Voices Project Series, and will be published in fall of 2019!!! Read the announcement here.
Interview with Lena Ziegler on the Split Lip Magazine blog about our collaborative memoir project, friendship, and writing between genres.
“Just One Thing” contributor feature on the Split Lip Magazine blog.
”Now Playing” contributor feature on the Split Lip Magazine blog.
Contributor Spotlight at the Bellingham Review.
Interview with the WKU Talisman on writing through grief.
My friend Cameron Moreno made a short documentary about tattoos, in which I talk about how mine have affected (or not affected) my writing career, and what tattoos mean to me as a form of creative expression. You can watch the documentary, thINK, here.
READINGS & EVENTS
December 8, 2019 / 1pm / Sundress Reading Series / Hexagon Brewing Co. in Knoxville, TN.
November 22, 2019 / Time & Venue TBD / Fargo, ND.
November 21, 2019 / 4:30pm / NRP Book Launch & Reading / Minnesota State University in Moorhead, MN.
November 12, 2019 / 8pm / Jerome Stern Distinguished Writers Series / The Bark in Tallahassee, FL.
November 10, 2019 / 3pm / novel. in Memphis, TN
November 8-9, 2019 / CD Wright Women Writers Conference / Univ. of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR.
November 1, 2019 / 7pm / New South First Friday Reading Series / JavaVino in Atlanta, GA.
October 25, 2019 / 1pm / SCMLA Poetry Reading Panel / Downtown Marriott in Little Rock, AR.
April 5, 2019 / 6pm / The Pinch Spring Release Party / Novel Bookstore in Memphis, TN.
March 22, 2019 / 7pm / Pegasus Reading Series / Deep Vellum Books in Dallas, TX.
February 23, 2019 / 6:30pm / The Nice Things Reading Series / Achilles Print Studio in Lafayette, LA.