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Outsider Art and Me

My mom was a volunteer docent at a contemporary art museum when I was growing up, which meant I was exposed early and often to a lot of interesting art, including at least one exhibit of outsider art that really, really grabbed me. Since then, I’ve been strongly attracted to outsider art, both the strange, […]

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Apologies and Excitements

Apologies first for my long absence. I’ve been writing like mad and am more than halfway through my (dire) first draft of Evernost the simple novel. In the rush of this, I haven’t found time to blog, unfortunately– especially since I have other projects underway in the interstices. Excitements because I have turned my illustrated […]

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Rereading Evernost, Outlining

Having finished my chapbook (!) I have this intoxicating feeling I could finish my entire Evernostian project–although it will likely take me years! And the process of creating this skinny little chapbook makes it so much more real to me. I am ready to pour a lot more love and time into the larger work […]

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I Wrote a Book(let)!

This post is a very long time in coming, but I have a better excuse than usual. I just put together, printed, and provided to bookstores my first real book: an illustrated poetry chapbook. It’s very, very short (ten pages, four in black and white), because I wanted it to be affordable for both me […]

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Evernost

In high school I joked that I related to writing projects the way other people related to romantic love: “Oh! Oh! This is the one!” I would say. And then, a week or a month later, “Eh, I am bored and disillusioned, and I can’t go on this way. Bye.” I started many projects then […]

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Creativity Rocks. Period.

I had a world-class college professor who gave up on her ambitions to write poetry because she didn’t think it was worth producing inferior material. She is so brilliant that I have no doubt her poetry was brilliant as well, and I also don’t think she’s Keats or Wallace Stevens. If she were she would know. […]

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Stuff I Make: The Overview

Having introduced myself and pontificated on the successes and failures of the human imagination, I thought I’d give you a whirlwind tour of some projects I’ve been working on and plan to talk about. What’s Happening Now Pet The first in a set of romances (sort of) between teens and bodiless aliens. Being wants teen artist Elinor […]

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Hello!

This is the excerpt for your very first post.