Three years ago, I started working on a series of poems about colony collapse in bees. Even then, I saw it as a figure for how we are facing the quite real possibility of the structural failure of society as we know it. Guernica was nice enough to publish one. Read it here.
If you are available this Thursday, please consider joining me via Zoom at the Fire Hydrant Reading Series. For the Facebook invitation click here, and for the Zoom link click here. Hope to see you out!
Please consider supporting a good cause! The latest issue of Impossible Task has just dropped, and readers can get early access for a $5+ donation. 100% of the proceeds will be split between The Okra Project and The Loveland Foundation, which facilitate mental health and other services for the Black Trans community and Black women and girls, respectively. The issue also features three poems by me as well as many other crazy-talented people. I’ll include one as a “teaser.” Click here to purchase early access to the issue.
A chapbook-length poem I have been working on, The Mourners Forget Which Funeral They’re At, was selected as a finalist for Tupelo Press’ Snowbound Chapbook Prize! While I didn’t win, I’m really happy to have gotten close and am in some really impressive company. You can check out the announcement here.
The good people at Writers and Words of Baltimore were nice enough to post this short interview with me. I was scheduled to be their April reader, but obviously those plans kind of fell apart as the world fell apart.