I’ve been thinking the last few weeks that though I’ve felt absent from my writing life, my writing life has not been absent from me.
-my chapbook came out, and I finally got to hold it in my hands.
-people I love bought it and sent me pictures of them holding it in their hands.
-my full-length (Swallow Tongue) was a semifinalist for the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Awards (out of 620 manuscripts, mine was selected as one! wowza!).
–Zone 3 is publishing my creative nonfiction essay “That Ache” in their Spring 2014 issue.
-One of my poems was nominated for possible inclusion in Best New Poets .