Showing posts from September, 2016

Starry-eyed at the Sky Stage

The September 22nd reading at Frederick's brand-new Sky Stage was an amazingly fun evening. A crew of present and past Chestertonians came out: My reading-mate Rae Bryant was an incredible host who made me feel like family as soon as I arrived. I feel very fortunate now to call her a friend. I read a fairly large batch of work: some fairy tale girl poems, some Silence of the Lambs  poems, and even a few Alien  poems. I was happy to discover some fellow horror movie fans in the intimate audience.  My best partner-in-poetry snapped these photos of me in action (thank you, Emma!) and she took video snippets of my reading:  And because my copy arrived on Tuesday, I showed off the brand-new Autumn 2016 issue of Faerie Magazine  (based out of nearby Baltimore) and read my fairy tale girl poems published there. Really, if you don't subscribe to this gorgeous full-color magazine, you should. Rae gave a fantastic reading of her short st

On fall readings and future print

And just like that, the summer has passed and September is here again. (Thank God — bring on sweater weather!) Although they came very slowly, I did manage to get two more Alien  poems written before Labor Day. And I'm once again wading through submissions for Cherry Tree , but this time for our third issue!  This fall I will also be participating in two poetry reading events. Here are the details: Reading #1: Sky Stage Eco-Urban Reading Series Featuring Rae Bryant & Lindsay Lusby  Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD  Reading #2:   Still Life with Poem: A Literary House Press Book Launch Featuring James Arthur, James Allen Hall, Leslie Harrison, dawn lonsinger, Lindsay Lusby, Dora Malech, and Jason Schneiderman Tuesday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m.  Rose O'Neill Literary House, 407 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD And speaking of readings, during our first Cherry Tree Young Writers' Conferenc