Whoops! Haven’t updated the ole site in a month. A few orders of bees-i-ness:
▼ I moved the listings of upcoming events I’ll be at into its own ‘Events’ page.
▼ Most of the current events are the Lucky Funeral tour, which we’ve been preparing for! Please peep our tour Tumblr to see all the awesome book shops, reading series and salons we’ll be reading at as we cruise down the East Coast. I’ll probably be doing lots of tour recaps over there and possibly will also share them on here.
▼ I wrote about dissent and bias for the Editor’s Corner over at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts from my perspective as Moonshot‘s editor.
Thank you sooooo much to everyone who bought a copy of FUNERALS & THRONES! Both the pre-orders & the standard orders completely sold out! I mean, yes, it was limited edition, but I did not expect my chap to sell out so quickly! So thank you, thank you, thank you. If you missed a chance to purchase it, there will be a new tour edition on sale throughout October.
Did someone say ‘tour’?
I’ll be going on an East Coast poetry tour with Nicole Steinberg during the second half of October and joined by Niina Pollari, Marisa Crawford, and other readers. Much like the cartridges of the Legend of Zelda video game series, the limited gold versions will be replaced with a nice grey (see photo via Birds of Lace above!) for the duration of the tour.
The Lucky Funeral tour will be hitting nearly a different city each day, so check our tour Tumblr for full details on our route and all that other good stuff. As we finalize details, I’ll be updating the tour details on the right column of this site so they match up. XO
They’re here! They’re here! FUNERALS & THRONES came in the mail (alongside the limited edition broadside of “The Tower (XVI)”). As of this blog post there are only 4 more copies left on Birds of Lace, then that ish is sold out. Thank you to everyone who purchased a copy of my chap! ♥
Two tarot poems that are not available in FUNERALS & THRONES will be featured in two special projects from Birds of Lace:
- “The Tower (XVI)” will be made into a limited edition broadside featuring the art of Marina Micheva (who did F&T’s cover art–see above work-in-progress). The broadsides are only going to be given to Birds of Lace subscribers and those who pre-order the chapbook online–so order now before they’re all sold out!
- “The Hierophant (V)”, which was actually the first tarot poem I created that ignited the entire project, will be part of a subscribers-only anthology chapbook–due out in December. This chapbook will feature work from each of the press’s 2013 season. Contact Birds of Lace for more information on how to become a subscriber and still receive the December anthology!
A couple of weeks ago I was featured on Flavorwire’s controversial 23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013 list. While it’s unfortunate the list did not do a better job to be inclusive, it did end up creating some awesome discussion about inclusiveness, the nature and limitations of lists, and poetry’s relevance to pop culture (and who advocates for it!).
In response to all these lists and discussions, I wrote about my experiences finding a place as a writer in NYC, addressed issues of race as well as thoughts on “poetry lists”, and created my own list of 23 poets who make me care about poetry—all over at HTMLGIANT.
My poem “Contagionist” is part of the new issue of Diverse Voices Quarterly—read it here.