Even though I’m a springtime baby, autumn is my favorite time of year. Save your seedlings and rosebuds–nothing says “Change is possible and it is happening,” to me more than trees blazing with color and leaves curling into themselves like cocoons. Everything moves to a necessary precipice this time of year, and it’s fun to teeter, then fall.
I’m about to fall into a new part of my life with the release of my chapbook Honorable Mention from dancing girl press. It’s been a long time getting to this point, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to hold these poems all bound together in my hands. Or, maybe I can tell you if you come to the launch this Friday the 13th in Chicago.
There are going to be goody bags and readings by other local writers who are important to me getting to this point, so there will also likely be a few moments where I get really mushy and emotional. A portion of every chapbook sold will be going to Hurricane Maria relief aid; I’ll also be selling broadsides to raise money for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief efforts and new ones to donate funds to the Midwest Access Coalition. I hope to see you there.