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On forests and fairytales

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This week, my contributor's copy of Porkbelly Press's new limited-edition anthology Bramble & Thorn arrived at my door. I have three fairytale-girl poems in this collection alongside twenty-one other fantastic poets, including Sally Rosen Kindred, Phoebe Reeves, Sonja Johanson, Rebecca Macijeski, Sarah Ann Winn, Donna Vorreyer, Jenn Givhan, and E. Kristin Anderson. This is such a beautiful little hand-bound book full of poems about fierce and dangerous fairytale women and girls in their dark forest landscape. The lush cover art is from photographer Olivia Rose Edvalson. It's also available now for pre-order

I've always been a poet with a fairytale aesthetic and I've gradually been finding and connecting with more and more fellow faerie-poets. Finding a home among these poets and fairytale-minded publications like Fairy Tale Review, Faerie Magazine, and the anthologies and chapbooks at Porkbelly Press feels like I'm right where I'm supposed to be. 


On Alien and The Account

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I have two new Alien poems out now in the Fall 2017 Issue of The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought! "What's the story, Mother?" and "You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you?" are the first and third poems in my series inspired by the Ridley Scott movie. An extra fun part about publishing in this journal is that the editors also ask for and publish an "account" of the poems, describing some aspect of the thought process behind the writing of them. I enjoyed digging back into the seed ideas for these poems and rediscovering those influences. 

I am so grateful to editors Tyler Mills, Brianna Noll, and Christina Stoddard for supporting these little poems and for taking such care with them. I'll be spending time with this new issue of The Account this weekend, reading all of the amazing poems, stories, and essays inside by contributors like Lee Ann Roripaugh, Paul Otremba, Lisa Marie Basile, and many others. If…