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New essay in The Rumpus!

I have a new essay (“Periphery”) in The Rumpus published on Aug. 9th–the anniversary of Nagasaki–about atomic bombs, family history, nuclear testing, and New Mexico.  The essay also includes my photographs of southern New Mexico. Thank you so much, Lyz Lenz and Marisa Siegel! You can read the essay here.

“Zinnias” on Poem-a-Day

I have a new poem about my grandmother’s zinnias and the International Space Station up on the the Academy of American Poets! Thank you so much, Alex Dimitrov. It’s an honor! You can read the poem here.


Excited to share that I have a new poem, “Mother of All,” up at Love’s Executive Order! Many thanks to Matthew Lippman for fearing my work on his site. It’s an honor to have work here with such wonderful poets. You can read the poem here.

MADWOMAN: A Forum on Shara McCallum’s Poetics

Thrilled to share that “MADWOMAN: A Forum on Shara McCallum’s Poetics,” which I co-curated with Derrilyn Morrison for Poetry International, went live today! This forum is comprised of an introduction by Derrilyn Morrison and essays by Michela A. Calderaro (“Shara McCallum’s Madwoman and Other Madwomen”), Vahni Capildeo (“Movement in Space: Transitions between Words in Shara … Continue reading

Howlarium: “Undead Darlings”

Thrilled to be part of Jason Howell’s “Undead Darlings” series for Howlarium: a curation of material cut from a work that has been either published or unpublished. Here is the link!  About the series: -paragraphs, passages, alternate endings (or openings), compelling notes or sentence clusters—either cut from a draft or published work, or errant / unused … Continue reading

Peter Taylor Fellow for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop (Poetry)

In June, I will be the Peter Taylor Fellow for David Baker’s poetry workshop at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. About the poetry workshops at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop: “Poetry may be the most flexible, the most ancient, the most playful, and the most challenging of genres. KR’s poetry workshops meet intensively every day … Continue reading


This year at AWP, I’m part of “The Manifesto Project: A Reading and Conversation” panel with Jillian Weise, Vandana Khanna, David Groff, and Rebecca Hazelton. The panel is Friday, 2/10 at 10:30 AM. Hope to see you there! The anthology looks beautiful — can’t wait to have it in my hands. You can see it here … Continue reading

Top Five Blog Posts Read By AGNI Readers

Happy to share that my blog post about the lyric essay made AGNI‘s “most read blog posts of 2016” list! Thank you,  David Ebenbach! You can read my original post the essay published in issue 83, and about the idea of plot in the lyric essay, here.

“House of Père Lacroix” in Poem-a-Day

A huge thank you to Alex Dimitrov and the Academy of American Poets for featuring my poem, “House of Père Lacroix,” on Poem-a-Day today! The poem was inspired by Cézanne’s painting by the same name in the National Gallery of Art.  

Entropy Dinnerview Interview

Thank you, Danielle Susi, for interviewing me for Dinnerview at Entropy Magazine. She writes, “Spoiler alert: this Dinnerview contains lots of cheese, apples, and chocolate.” 

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