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A Different Face

O why was I born with a different face Why was I not born like the rest of my race When I look each one starts! when I speak I offend Then I’m silent & passive & lose every Friend Then my verse I dishonor. My pictures despise My person degrade and my temper chastise […]

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Musings writing

Snaring the Moon: the Poem

I’ve tried expressing the ideas in my last blog post, Snaring the Moon, in poem form too; questionable if and how much it gains, but I had enough fun trying to make the form work I thought it might be interesting to share. A glosa, the form I’m using here, takes the first stanza (in this […]

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Boring Happy Post

Hello! I wanted to announce that I just got a poem accepted into the November issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly! I have a chapbook reading coming up at a local bookstore on the 20th. Wish me luck! The chapbook has sold at least thirteen copies (it’s only being sold locally). These things are pretty exciting to […]

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Musings writing

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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Fantasy and Poetry

When I first applied for a job at the bookstore where I work, I wrote on the section of my application that asks for reading preferences that I like fantasy and poetry. This was not terribly descriptive–at least, I didn’t get the job until submitting my next application, on which I listed many specific authors–but […]

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Of Winter, into Spring

Last year, I wrote the vast majority of one volume of Of Evernost in, maybe, two and a half weeks, and I was’t happy with it, which…was the plan. (It came out to 50,000 words counting a lot of previous writing pasted in, which is on the long side, as I hope to illustrate these extensively.) Going […]