I’m pleased to have my poem “Resurrection Body” forthcoming in the winter 2016 issue of Cincinnati Review. Take a look at their blog to see what I have to say about the poem here. Also hear from Donald Revell, Joshua Coben, and Steven Wineman about their poems in the same issue.
Jessica Piazza from Poetry Has Value interviewed Brianna Van Dyke (editor-in-chief) and me about how and why we pay contributors to Ruminate Magazine. Here’s an excerpt of her introduction:
The intelligent, practical and, well, real way the editors articulate the struggles with and importance of sound business focus in the poetry world was so important for me to read. And I think it’s important for you to read, too. We could all use a little more straight talk and, perhaps, a little less fear that we’re ruining our art when we try to perceive the many ways it’s valuable, including economically.
Read the full interview here and be sure to follow her project to hear about what other magazines are doing to help change the conversation of value and worth in the poetry world.
Thanks to those who came out to our spring colloquium. If you’d like to be added to an email list to stay apprised of similar conversations, send me a message here.
“Anthropocene”: a word that denotes a new geological epoch precipitated by human impact; a word that reveals what happens when we overexert our agency and fail to understand the world through the perspective of deep time. Everything changes in the context of the Anthropocene; the residue of urgency and crisis is left on our speech, our actions, our writing—even the way we teach.
This discussion will focus on what it means to write and teach in the Anthropocene. What new methodologies, theories, and forms can help us better understand and incorporate the paradigm shift necessitated by theAnthropocene? How is the “ecology” of the classroom informed by the crisis of the Anthropocene?
I’m pleased to have a poem in Mid-American Review’s 35 year anniversary issue. Read more about the poem, my cat, sleep, and other concerns in my interview on their blog here.
My latest review for Colorado Review:
“The title of this collection encapsulates the way these poems combine honest vulnerability with an almost unraveled, or unraveling, sense of urgency for the self and the world—as if in poetry we are only able to barely eek out the poem before the stakes shift and the poem with it, the poet trailing off behind.”
I really enjoy making infographics, so like last year, I compiled Colorado Review’s 2014 submission statistics and put them into pretty shapes and charts. Can’t believe it’s my last year interning there!
Click here to read about our 1% acceptance rate and our lovely VIDA numbers.
…is me! So excited to be coming on as editor after years of working alongside Ruminate. Read more about my vision here.
Come on out to the first reading in this year’s three voices series, which features first year poets and prose writers in our MFA/MA creative writing program at Colorado State. Flier below by yours truly.