Today was the Cleveland Drafts Literary Crawl in Tremont. I had an amazing time and was so grateful to share in the Cleveland literary community. I read alongside Joe Kapitan, Phyllis Levine, and Ali McClain at Round 2. We all have very different styles and voices, and our work was a great sampling of what Cleveland writers can do. Thank you to everyone who came to support me, thank you to the CSU Poetry Center for hosting our portion of the reading, and thank you to Cleveland Drafts and Brews and Prose for putting on this amazing event!
I have a few submissions out, including the long book, so cross your fingers for STAR FACTORY. But in the mean time, the wonderful editors over at Noble/Gas Qtrly have just released Issue 205.3 which is full of amazing work and a long poem by yours truly. Go read and enjoy my longest poem ever published, titled “Color Theory.”
The chap is free on their website, and any donations you make will come directly to me.
SPACE SPECTACULAR is a collection of poems that enact a sort of call and response between Earth and Space. Some of the poems suppose what happens outside of our galaxy and some call out to other planets in our solar system. It was an incredible experience to research and write these poems, many of which appear in my longer manuscript, STAR FACTORY, which is currently looking for a home.
Thank you to the wonderful editors at Ghost City Press and to all my current and future readers.
I am happy to announce that after a year of adventure in North Carolina, I will be returning to Ohio. Cleveland and the whole state of Ohio hold a very special place in my heart, so I am grateful to be returning HOME and to the amazing literary communities that Ohio has to offer.
Go check out my poem “Bird With A Broken Wing,” which appears in the new issue of Red Queen Literary Magazine.
And look for my debut chapbook, SPACE SPECTACULAR, from Ghost City Press this July.