Good news, everyone! I've got a chapbook coming out in July from Finishing Line Press. Epoch drops on July 13th, and is available for pre-order from about a week ago through May 18th. Pre-orders help a lot, so I very much appreciate them. If you want to know what you're getting in to, some of these poems appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of After the Pause , so please give those a read if you're thinking about the book. The cover features art from Brenna Killeen , and was designed by Elizabeth Maines. I think it turned out pretty well: In support of the book, I'm giving an interview/craft talk on the April episode of The Inner Loop Radio , so be on the lookout for that as well.
Ladies and gentleman, the banana. This is one of the bananas Matt Somma painted when he was in a rut. This painting (and bits of the ensuing conversation) provided the spark for the poem "furniture," which is in the chapbook. The painting was a gift from the generous, benevolent, and well-dressed Matt Somma himself.
After reading at an event at the Colony Club last month, I'm very honored that Rachel Coonce and Courtney Sexton asked to feature me as the Writer of the Month on The Inner Loop 's blog. Check it out! There are samples of awesome writing from all of the featured writers, and the post about me includes three previously unpublished poems. If you're in the DC area, try to make it out to an event; they're a lot of fun.