Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Remember that time I published a chapbook?

No? I forget sometimes, too. But I did! Did you mean to check it out but forget about it in the flurry of daily life? Now is your chance, my friends.

 a record of night

I'm reviving the chapbook! a record of night is available on Amazon! This chapbook contains my favorite poems that I wrote during college and my soon-to-be-legally-over marriage (angsty divorce poems not currently forthcoming). If you are into nature imagery, love, and longing, this chapbook is for you!

Over the next several weeks, I'll share with you some of the poetry contained in the book. If you like what you hear, please share the images or buy the chapbook (buy the chapbook!).

Don't forget leave a review and rate the chapbook at Amazon! It will help raise visibility and your feedback means a lot to me. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

at Planet Comicon in Kansas City

I don't talk about my comic-nerd side very often on this blog- I save it mostly for my tumblr, but I have an announcement!

I was invited to be on the Out in Comics: LGBTQ Trends in Popular Culture panel (room 2503A) from 2-3 pm. Please come check out all the amazing panelists and watch me say things confidently that I instantly regret. Jokes, jokes, I'm sure it will be years before I regret them. Or when I'm trying to go to sleep and I can't remember if I said something or didn't. But I promise, I will definitely say them with a great deal of confidence.

My doodle blog can be found at

Monday, January 29, 2018

Brainstorming writing projects for this year

I have a couple project ideas that I'm thinking about and I just wanted to write them out to see if I like them. I don't know if they'll stick. If you're reading this and you have an opinion about something you'd like to see/read/hear, definitely chime in! I'm really feeling the audio this year.

  • Spoken poetry series based on a record of time. I've been thinking about this for a little while. I could read out poems from my chapbook and link to the actual chapbook in case folks are interested in buying the kindle copy. 
  • Definitely starting to work on a second chapbook. Posting new poetry here is something that has helped my productivity in the past but if I'm interested in submitting to journals rather than self publishing again, this would be a poor choice. Do I go the route I know works for me or do I try something more traditional to see if I can make it happen?
  • Do more "little poetry reading" posts more, because that is fuuuuuuuuuuuun.
  • Perhaps do an audio book of my Mauri Kor books? If I do this, I won't be able to publish it through a legit publisher. Maybe my goal should be to finish this book and then start a new one and podcast it as I go. But I definitely want to get this last book finished before I start in on a new one. Maybe I could pick up the weird kitty people mad scientist horror story I was working on. OR I could do a series of short stories! That would be fun, too.
Ultimately my goal for this year is to just remember to write. I want to try to sit down everyday and at least look at the projects I'm working on. What should I be doing? Writing. Mantra for this year: write more! PUBLISH!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A little poetry reading~

Good still-barely-morning!

I woke up, drank some coffee, and felt pulled to some of my old favorite books of poetry. The bookshelf, it calls. This post isn't about creating today, but about sharing- sharing some poetry that I love. Forgive all of my ums and uhs, because I'm hopeless without scripting or editing, but I didn't want to overthink this.

So if you're still drinking your barely-morning coffee and want to listen to some poems, please feel free click on the links below.

Demeter's Prayer to Hades by Rita Dove
First & Second Fig by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Strange Fruit by Seamus Heaney

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Feeding the creatures...

My partner in most things interesting has picked up her pen again
And I like writing with her, next to her, about her, so. Maybe it's time to revive the poetry portion of this blog again. That's where the creatures live, anyway.

I'm 100% sure nobody really reads my blog. Anyway here's a sassy poem.

The quiet of your bedroom,
or the hush of fresh snow
on a meadow or an abandoned lot
between two looming
city buildings at 3 am.

The way your skin tastes,
salt, a kalamata olive, after night
and the way we tangle like sweaty hair,
breath at the nape of your neck.

The way you punctuate your sighs
like the dropped fragments of
Sappho's lost volumes, or thunder
that rolls up from your stomach
and slips out in a jaw-clenched growl.

The way young women speak with
a flip at the end of their sentence, a question on pointe,
like we don't know how this will end
but breathless, stumbling, we find our way.

A fragment of a thought

When I breathe your name
It's a red cheek creep
As good as store bought
Your name catches in my throat
A simple word with two syllables
a common name
A fever

Sunday, December 10, 2017

December shmamember

Well, 2017 has been quite a shit year,  if you will pardon my language. However, I am close to finishing the second book of my Prophecy series and someday another person might read it. #goals

I took the Facebook app off my phone and I'm hoping that helps me accomplish a bit better balance in my life.

May the muse be with you and your own never dry.

May next year kick 2017s ass.