Y'all. I have a lot of exciting stuff to tell you. Let's go!
First, over summer I finished my damn manuscript. That's right. After six years of toiling, I FINISHED. I've been sending it out, trying to find it a home. Fingers crossed!
The second edition of Letters to Petrarch dropped and it's gorgeous! It has the same simple aesthetic and hard cover in various colors with a fresh new design on the inside. I love them so, so much.
Next, Inner Moonlight has been going so well! When I updated last, Fatima Hirsi and Courtney Marie were up next. I wrote this review for their joint chapbook. That show also resulted in some super cool coverage, like this article about the show and this spotlight of Courtney Marie's Spiderweb Salon by Art&Seek. I am beyond stoked that this show generated buzz for these artists. That's why I do this work. I am surrounded by incredible people and I need folks to know.
Since then, I've featured Melania-Luisa Marte and Mike Soto, and Christopher Soden and Lisa Huffaker. Lisa is the mastermind behind the White Rock Zine Machine and other magic. My next show is this week, September 12th, featuring Sebastian Paramo and Caitlin Pryor. I can't freakin' wait.
Other upcoming things: I've got some stuff with The Writer's Garret. Their open house is September 15th from 1PM to 3PM. I'll be there promoting my workshop, Ekphrasis: Poetic Response to Visual Art, happening October 20th from 1PM to 4PM. Come make poems inspired by art with me! We'll have access to the ArtSpace gallery so we can look at some real live art.
I'll also be featuring at the Same Page Book Festival for the Decatur Public Library. It's September 29th from 1PM to 5:30PM. It'll have panels, readings, speakers, and a book fair. I'm looking forward to it!