I was pleased to be asked by my poet friend Melissa Fite-Johnson to join her in the "Poets on Craft" series curated by writer Bukong Tuon at Cultural Daily. You can read Melissa and I's thoughts on how we approach starting, building, and ending a poem.
My poem "Sisters, We Must Gather Beneath the Tree of Life," is up today at SWWIM Every Day as part of their National Poetry Month project "Sing the Body," which features poems celebrating body positivity and our selves. It muses on sewing and the "tree of life" pattern that appears on a quilt my grandmother made.
Missouri's current poet laureate, Maryfrances Wagner interviewed me for her podcast series, The Literary State. Check out my short episode and the others as well!
My article "Writing White: Martha Collins's Poetry of Collective Memory" is out in the most recent issue of Literary Imagination, published by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. They've made the full issue available for reading for free, including all the scholarly articles and poems from notable poets such as Rita Dove, Nichole Sealey, and Major Jackson. Check it out.
My essay "Misreading" was published as part of Entropy Magazine's "Variations on a Theme" series. This series features essays by writers exploring music in a variety of ways. I write about Liz Phair's "Only Son" from her 1998 album whitechocolatespaceegg.