My second book of poems, Hawk Parable, won the 2017 Akron Poetry Prize (forthcoming in 2019)! I’m beyond honored that Oliver de la Paz chose my manuscript for this award. I’m so excited to be working with Mary Biddinger and Amy Freels at the University of Akron Press and have my poems join the beautiful books […]Read More My Second Collection of poems, Hawk Parable, won the 2017 Akron Poetry Prize!
I wrote about the Afterimage visual works in the September issue of Poetry magazine for the Harriet Blog, and the essay is now live! Thank you so much to Fred Sasaki and Lindsay Garbutt for bringing this into the world, and many thanks also to Don Share and Holly Amos. “Punch Cards” explains the process behind the Afterimage works and also […]Read More “Punch Cards” Essay on the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog
I made a Spotify playlist for the September 2017 issue of Poetry — and here it is! The editors also asked me to write about the playlist, which you can read in the link above.Read More Spotify Playlist for the September 2017 Issue of Poetry Magazine
I’m in joyful disbelief to hold the September issue of POETRY, open it up, and encounter my visual poems inside. And they fold out! Thank you so much, Fred Sasaki, for creating such a wonderful home for these works, and Don Share, Holly Amos, and Lindsay Garbutt. My copy of the issue arrived in the […]Read More Afterimage Visual Works in Poetry Magazine
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.Read More New essay in The Rumpus!
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.Read More “Zinnias” on Poem-a-Day
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.Read More “Mother of All” in LOVE’S EXECUTIVE ORDER
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 […]Read More MADWOMAN: A Forum on Shara McCallum’s Poetics
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 […]Read More Howlarium: “Undead Darlings”
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 […]Read More Peter Taylor Fellow for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop (Poetry)