Angels & Adultery

Close on the heels of my first poetry chapbook Moons, Roads, and Rivers (Finishing Line Press, December 2017), comes chap number two: Angels & Adultery. It was selected by poet Nickole Brown for the Robin Becker Series at Seven Kitchens Press (May, 2018). And I still can’t quite get over it. You can order a copy from…

Moons, Roads, and Rivers

(Updated: June 21, 2018) Moons, Roads, and Rivers, my first poetry chapbook, was released from Finishing Line Press in December of 2017. Click here to order your copy! Since it’s listed with Ingram, you can also order it from your local bookstore, or Amazon or Barnes & Nobel if you insist. And if you go that route,…

Saturday Songs with Brandi Carlile

I had heard her name, even heard a song or two, but it was recently—before the Grammy’s—that I tumbled headlong into the midst of her music, starting with “The Mother” from her album By the Way, I Forgive You. But “The Joke” was pointed out to me by poet and editor Seth Pennington (Sibling Rivalry…

Two Moon Poems

Erin, a former coworker of mine, sent an Instagram message to me this week. It was a photo of my first chapbook, open beside a cup of hot cocoa or maybe coffee. Ah, an Insta-share! Be still, my heart. She told me how, after settling into her new home in Philadelphia, she ordered my book…

Tuesday Review: Marjorie Maddox’s Wives’ Tales

In an effort to keep me on track with some promises and with my desire to read and review more poetry, here’s a new feature for you, Tuesday Reviews. There will be at least two kinds—the first we’ll call traditional reviews, hopefully with links to full reviews published elsewhere. The second sort will be the…

Thursday Love Poem, Valentine’s Edition: Embarrassing Old Videos

Already it’s time again for a Thursday Love Poem. It’s a weird and slightly random feature—I don’t do it every Thursday. Generally, the TLPs are a little off from what you might normally consider a love poem, so if we’re going to be puritans about it, not all of the following poems quite fit the…