poetry / Uncategorized / workshop

Hi there! I’m offering this one-day poetry writing workshop next month, and I am super-excited about it. If you are going to be in the Worcester, MA area and you’re interested in attending, please register by clicking on the “Register here!” under “Information” in the newsletter. Also, I’m presenting a paper next week on Thursday, … Continue reading

Graphic novels / reading

Reading Life: Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine

Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine is a collection of six stories: “A Brief History of the Art Form Known as “Hortisculpture””; “Amber Sweet”; “Go Owls”; “Translated, from the Japanese”; “Killing and Dying”; and “Intruders.” In perfect Tomine-esque brevity -in both text and illustration– each story presents the spacious darkness of the human condition through … Continue reading

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Interview & Virtual Reading Up @ Niche Lit Magazine!

I am really excited that my poem, “Milepost 350, 2:33 AM” is up as a virtual reading at Niche Lit Magazine . Founding and managing editor, Katya Cummins also interviewed me. There is some fantastic work at their site– go read! It’s a beautifully designed online journal that is truly “limitless.”   PS: Reading Life post coming … Continue reading

Art / Literature / Uncategorized / William Shakespeare

“The Joy is in the doing.” On Seeing Shakespeare’s First Folio

On Friday, May 27th I worked for a few hours then drove to Amherst, Massachusetts to visit the Mead Museum at Amherst College to see one of William Shakespeare’s First Folio’s. The Folger Shakespeare Library is celebrating “The Wonder of Will – 400 Years of Shakespeare” by bringing a First Folio to each of the … Continue reading

reading / Uncategorized

Reading Life: Responding to the Eye in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

Note: I originally wrote this piece for my U.S. Studies in Ethnic Lit. course. It was such a pleasure to write reader response pieces. This was my second reading of Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and it was wonderful! A hurricane is a brutal, destructive force of nature that, much like love can be a deceiving … Continue reading

19th c. British Lit / criticism / reading

Reading Life: The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins

Hesperus Classics Edition, 2012, £6.99. Originally published in 1874. In a nutshell: Frank Aldersley and Richard Wardour are in love with the same woman, Clara Burnham. Clara’s heart belongs to Frank, but Richard is convinced that Clara belongs to him. Through Clara’s ‘gift’ of second-sight, she foresees a horrible event that will take place between these … Continue reading