Y’all. I wrapped up my second year as Professor Cure. I’ve got a lot to tell you. Ready?
Inner Moonlight has continued to be so, so good. Since my last update, I featured Alejandra Ramos Gómez and Reverie Koniecki.
In April, we celebrated our first anniversary with a HUGE line-up of poets featured throughout the year. It’s one of the biggest events I’ve ever attempted and y’all, it was incredible. Everyone was fantastic and it was such a pleasure bringing so many brilliant folks into the same space. Check out this beautiful photo of all these talented folks!
Speaking of interviews, big thanks to Brittany Griffiths for featuring me on her Wavelength podcast, Point of Departure. I had a blast making this episode! We talk about some important topics and keep it very real.
I’ve had some poems come up since the last post too. Crab Fat Magazine picked up a couple pieces for their March issue. I am profoundly grateful they gave these difficult poems a home.
I also had a piece come up over at the incomparable Mad Swirl. Always happy to be included in their community.
I taught a couple workshops. I taught a new one about imagery for Spiderweb Salon. It was so much fun. My participants were lovely and thoughtful and totally went along with my instruction to respond to weird objects. Check out this photo from the event:
I also taught another round of the ekphrasis workshop for the Writer’s Garret. The WG shares space with an art gallery, so it’s the perfect place to talk about one of my favorite topics. I got real lucky with these participants too—some friendly faces and some excellent new folks.
Also, the 2019 issue of Script dropped! That cover art, y’all. My editors were such smart, kind, generous people. They give me hope for the world, and told me directly they wanted to create a message of hope for their community. They did just that with this empowering issue. I am ever so proud of them. Take a look!
Upcoming things! I’ll be participating with Spiderweb Salon for their C3 Visiting Artist exhibition at the freakin’ Dallas Museum of Art this Fall! I could not be more thrilled. The show is going to be incredible. You’ll definitely hear more from me about it.
I’m also participating in this year’s Art and Words show in Fort Worth. That’s not really the important part, though. My wife will also be in the show with her visual art! I’ve been yelling about it since she got in! She’s amazing and I am so excited for both of us. Opening night will be in the Fall, so more on that later!
The next Inner Moonlight will feature Kendra Greene and Matthew Klane on June 12. Be there!
I will also be teaching Creative Writing, ENGL 2307, at TCC-South this Fall. If you’ve got ENGL 1301 credit and want to spend Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with me writing fiction and poetry, let me know!
Happy summer, y’all. Come back soon. You know I always have good news for you. Be good out there.