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Recommended Reading #7

“32 Names for Future Hybrid Tulips” by Traci Brimhall “Magic City Ruse” by Ariel Francisco “The Field of Rooms and Halls” by Richard Siken “Kitchen Coven” by Avra Elliott “Vows (for a gay wedding)” by Joseph O. Legaspi “Adolescence” by Nin Andrews “Sea Church” by Aimee Nezhukumatathil “Essay on Craft” by Ocean Vuong “Science and Magic: Wind in Seven Hayao…

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"Speak Up" by Kyle Thompson
anecdotes, writing about writing

Finding (My) Voice

This isn’t about writing style like you might think, or about carving out my own identity in the literary landscape. This is about actual voice and how I’m trying to change it. I’ve always been soft-spoken. You’d think by now I’d be used to being talked over, interrupted, and not allowed to finish a thought. But just like the role…

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writing about writing

On Prose Poetry

Not too long ago, I didn’t know exactly what prose poems were, but I suspected I’d been writing them for a while. I just assumed they were hybrid poems that emphasized the narrative over the lyrical. Apparently I was both right and wrong. In order to better understand what I was doing or what I could do, I read A…

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Recommended Reading #6

Our Dead Behind Us by Audre Lorde “What Kind of Times Are These” by Adrienne Rich “Myth” by Muriel Rukeyser “Sewing Feathers” by Jennifer Givhan “Tangerine Trees & Little Bags of Sugar” by Su Cho “The Letter” by Mary Ruefle “Little Exercise” by Elizabeth Bishop “Postfeminism” by Brenda Shaughnessy “Echo” by Raymond Antrobus

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South Florida Poetry Reading

Starting the year off, a longer poem of mine has been published in the newest issue of the South Florida Poetry Journal. There’s also an audio recording if you’d like to hear it aloud and follow along. The editors invited me to do a reading – my very first reading anywhere – at the Broward County Library. I don’t like…

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