“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.”
―Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
We’re in that strange place right now, but I love in-betweeny spaces. In the spirit of all that lushness, I have a few things in bloom.
First up is a poem in Stirring: A Literary Collection‘s themed issue, LOUD / SOFT / RESPOND. This is a poem that I’ve been excited about and might turn into a longer project, but I was worried it was a bit too weird. Joke’s on me because that little weirdo was selected by the amazing Stirring staff and guest editor Chen Chen, and I could not be more proud.
The second update is actually a first for me: my first publication in Wales. The summer issue of The Cardiff Review has a little piece of me behind the gorgeous cover by artist Bethany Wallington. If you are putting together a list of places to submit your work, you could do far worse than the lovely editorial team of this journal.
As much as I’m trying to live in the present, there were some chilly days in Chicago that made me all too eager for autumn. It’s my favorite season, and contains my favorite holiday. (Spoiler alert: it’s not Columbus Day.) This year, I’m hosting a special workshop and reading event for the CHIPRC: Bump in the Night. If you’re in the area and looking for a place to get spooky with your writing, please sign up! Also, because a lot of what I do when I’m forgetting to update this site is organizing community events, there is now a space here for upcoming and past events.