Sunday, January 30, 2011

AWP Details

It's hard to tear myself away from coverage of
the revolution in Egypt, but here are more details
on my AWP events. Please visit me if you're at
the conference! Let me know what you've been
up to, and where I can read your work. I'm also
increasingly interested in collaborating, especially
with visual artists, so keep that in mind.
Events on Friday, Feb. 4th:
10-11 am
book signing for Love Is A Map I Must Not Set On Fire

Panel: Don't Ask/Don't Tell the Workshop

Harding Room
Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level
F144. Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell the Workshop. (Lori Horvitz, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Carol Guess, Kristin Naca, Catherine Reid) This panel questions the common workshop practice of critiquing through a formalist lens, in which the larger ideological/historical contexts of a piece remain unspoken. What are the implicit tensions between this approach and teachers or students who perceive the workshop as an inherently political space? As queer women writers and teachers, we will discuss strategies and possibilities for raising social awareness in classroom discussions and dynamics.

Rose Metal Press
book signing for Tinderbox Lawn
and The Rose Metal Press Field Guide
to Prose Poetry

I'm also excited to share details about my three forthcoming 
Doll Studies: Forensics, forthcoming from 
Black Lawrence Press

A chapbook of Doll Studies appeared from
Dancing Girl Press, here:

Darling Endangered, forthcoming from 
Brooklyn Arts Press

Willful Machine, forthcoming from
PS Publishing

If you're interested in reviewing any
of my books, or just learning more
about them, let me know! Enjoy 
the conference. See you soon.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Autobiography of Cat

I'm crazy about this story by Joseph Young,
over at Dark Sky Magazine:

Thursday, January 27, 2011

AWP Conference Events

Hi folks. I'm attending the AWP Conference
in Washington, DC. Please stop by
and visit me at one of the following events:

Friday, Feb. 4th, 2011

VRZHU book signing

Panel: Don't Ask/Don't Tell the Workshop
(on the politics of teaching workshop, with
a focus on queer issues)
12 pm - 1:15pm

Rose Metal Press book signing

I'm excited to meet you. I really am.
Of course, I'm sort of shy and introverted,
which makes AWP a little hard because
it looks like this:
and this:
and this:
which is strange to me, because I think writing looks like this:

and usually doesn't involve other people. However,
please visit me. Tell me about your work. Read me a
poem or, if you prefer, a very short story, or the start
of one. I would really like to know what you've been
up to, even if we've never met.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Queer Girls in Class

Queer Girls in Class: Lesbian Teachers
and Students Tell Their Classroom Stories 
is newly available from Peter Lang Publishing.
Lori Horvitz edited this fabulous anthology
of essays by lesbian teachers and students
about their classroom experiences. Contributors
include Lee Ann Roripaugh, Maureen Seaton,
Barbara DiBernard, Stacy Fox, and Bonnie J.
Morris. My essay "Of Quarterbacks and Quarantine"
is included, too. Happy reading and happy new year!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New books: Darling Endangered and Willful Machine

I'm happy to announce that my two most recent fiction
manuscripts have been picked up! Details coming soon.

Darling Endangered is a hybrid flash fiction book
forthcoming from Brooklyn Arts Press. BAP makes beautiful
books, including both literary texts and art monographs.
Find them here:
Willful Machine is a novella about two girls and a ghost.
It's forthcoming from PS Publishing. Find them here: