April 30, 2020
On Sounding Stupid: A Love Letter to my OWN DAMN SELF
In my last post here I want to reflect back on what I realized about myself while writing these love letters to my lovely poet friends over the last month of isolation. I wasn’t sure at first where ...
April 26, 2020
Love Letter to the Fearless Dr. Up
Well, it’s somehow the end of April and that brings me to just about the end of my time here as Writer in Residence for Open Book. At the end of the month I’m going to post a quick wrap up of everything ...
April 23, 2020
Who Do You Think YOU Are?: A Shady Love Letter
I think that, perhaps, my last post here was a bit too hard on universities. Don’t get me wrong; I’m still angry as all hell at the larger structures of the academy. In these pandemic times, the academy ...
April 20, 2020
Love Letter to Lyric Poetry (!) and the Academic Adjacent
As a part of the promotional work for OO, I did a quick interview with Steven Beattie at Quill & Quire and one of the questions Beattie asked me was how my creative work relates to or reflects my ...
April 14, 2020
Love Letter to a Summer Boi in the Mess of April
I had every intention of writing a post here yesterday, but the day slipped through my fingers like so many of them do these days. I imagine many other people are feeling what I am feeling now that it ...
April 10, 2020
Kitchen Table Poetics: A Love Letter to My Ride or Die
Here I am writing to you today again in isolation. It’s going to be hard to not have every post start like this: a pining, a reaching out. Today I have felt less alone than others; my Italian Catholic ...
April 06, 2020
Love Letter to a Stranger in Saint Petersburg
I’ve been thinking since my last post about how to write a communal poetics while in isolation, while I can’t reach out and physically connect with the poetry community that’s been so dear to me ...
April 03, 2020
Writing Communal Poetics in Isolation
Wednesday was April Fool's Day. It was also the day that my debut poetry collection, OO: Typewriter Poems (Invisible Publishing, 2020), officially launched. The day was largely symbolic; I and several ...