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February 2017: Had such fun reading before AWP with Monster Magazines of the Midwest. Thank you to The Journal for this photo! A dream evening, where I read right before the incredible Maggie Smith!


February 2017: Good mail = Pushcart Nomination! Thank you, Board of Contributing Editors!


February 2017: I’m thrilled to have three new poems in Ninth Letter’s Winter 2017 Web Edition featuring Southern Writers.


 

January 2017: I’ll be teaching this July at the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing–and you could come for free (two 1st prizes) or reduced tuition (two 2nd prizes)! Entry the 2017 Writing Contest; deadline is March 20.


December 2016: I am honored to be selected by the Kentucky Foundation for Women for a 2016 Artist Enrichment Grant.

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The mission of the Kentucky Foundation for Women is to promote positive social change by supporting varied feminist expression in the arts.


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November 2016: Black Lawrence Press Announcement

Dear Friends,

We are broken-hearted, but not broken. Here is how we triage our sorrow: we organize. Here is how we channel our fury: we act.

From now until the end of 2016, Black Lawrence Press will donate $1.00 to the American Civil Liberties Union for every book that is purchased through our site. You can learn more about the ACLU’s current efforts by following this link. We will post regular updates detailing the number of books sold and the amount of our donations both on our blog and our social media accounts. This donation will come 100% out of our company’s profits, and will not affect our authors’ royalties.

Our hearts, despite their heaviness, are still full and lucky. We believe that love and ideas and compassion will ultimately prevail over hate and myopia and greed. We believe in the transformative power of writing and reading.

To our friends in the LGBTQIA community, to our friends of color, to our friends of marginalized faiths, to our fellow women, we see you and we hold space for you.

In Solidarity,
The Black Lawrence Press Senior Editorial Team
Diane Goettel
Kit Frick
Yvonne Garrett
Angela Leroux-Lindsey


October 2016: Thrilled to have two poems in the 50th anniversary (double-issue !!) of Southern Humanities Review! Woohoo!


Open for July: I am doing poetry consultations, a few poems all the way up to full-length manuscripts, through Black Lawrence Press!


July 1, 2016: I have three new prose poems included in The American Journal of Poetry, Vol. 1.


June 2016: Nin Andrews selected my poem, “Someday We Will Be Scientists, or Farmers” for New Flash Fiction Review‘s Prose Poetry Issue!


April 1, 2016: Literary Hub included The Spoons in the Grass are There to Dig a Moat on their list of “10 New Must Read Collections”aprilbooks


static1.squarespaceMarch 12, 2016: ONE month from today is the official publication date of THE SPOONS IN THE GRASS ARE THERE TO DIG A MOAT (Sarbanade Books, 2016). Want to see a preview? https://www.behance.net/gallery/32911151/The-Spoons-in-the-Grass-Are-There-To-Dig-A-Moat

If you’ll be in Paducah, join us APRIL 8 @ 6pm: Book Release Party for The Spoons in the Grass are There to Dig a Moat: Bricolage Art Collective– 107 Market House Square, Paducah KY. https://www.facebook.com/events/1679818342258715/


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I’ve been invited to teach a class at the 2016 Indiana University Writers’ Conference! Woohoo! Come join me: June 4-8 in Bloomington! http://www.iuwc.indiana.edu

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June 2015:

Purgatory and A Series of Faults are both
now available at Bricolage Art Collective in Paducah.
107 Market House Square
Paducah, Kentucky
(270) 538-9625

https://www.facebook.com/bricolageartcollective

 

 

2September 2014:

Sarabande Books has selected my full length poetry collection, The Spoons in the Grass Are There To Dig a Moat for the 2014 Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature. The book is all prose poems and I am thrilled to be associated with such an awesome press!

 

 

 

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June 2013:
Santa Claus in June?! So excited my chapbook, Clatter, is out from Floating Wolf Quarterly.

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February 2013: Three poems on their way to Pushcart Press…thank you universe for the nomination!

 

 

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