Like the speaker in “Painted Things,” the weather got into me, and I became distracted. I changed jobs, moved house, and wrote little for months. But after a much-needed visit with some beloved but far flung friends, things began moving again.
I am doing a reading tonight with the ChiPRC to celebrate their two year anniversary, and am also moderating the next installment of their Wasted Pages workshop series. If you or anyone you know is in the Chicago area and is looking to be part of a community that really gives its all, please reach out.
On July 19th I’ll be doing a reading with RHINO Poetry, featuring the poem of mine published in their most recent issue, so the summer has certainly been a kind one for me so far.
I hope you have had a chance to thaw out if you needed to, and you’re doing work you’re excited about and proud of.