Monday, January 16, 2012

wikiHow book forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press

I'm thrilled to announce that How To Feel
Confident With Your Special Talents has
been accepted for publication by Black
Lawrence Press! I co-wrote this book
with poet Daniela Olszewska, using entries
from wikiHow as our daily prompts. We
wrote every day, sending half-poems
back and forth on email, finishing each
other's work by nightfall. Titles came
directly from wikiHow: "How to Ride
an Icelandic Horse," "How to Do the Cha
Cha," "How to Stop Co-workers From
Stealing Your Food." Look for excerpts
in journals; the book will be published
in 2014. Here's a link to "How to Sneak
Your Cat Into Work (with pictures)":

Monday, January 9, 2012

Doll Studies: Forensics available for pre-sale

My forthcoming prose poetry collection Doll Studies: Forensics
is now available for pre-sale from Black Lawrence Press:
I'll be reading from the book in Seattle at Open Books
on Tuesday, February 21st. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fantastic review of Darling Endangered

It's always a gift when a stranger reads
one of my books and absolutely gets it.
Heather Seggel's lyrical review of Darling
Endangered reminded me of why I write, 
and who I'm trying to reach. Find her review,
"Prose Poems with Grit," in The Gay
and Lesbian Review Worldwide, January-
February 2012.

Reading at Elliott Bay Book Company

Please join me and poet Kevin Simmonds at Elliott Bay Book
Company in Seattle on Tuesday, January 10th at 7pm.
I'll be reading from my essay collection, My Father In Water.
Kevin will be reading from his fabulous new poetry collection,  
Mad For Meat. Hope to see you there! (free and open to the public)