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On 2018 and my year in poetry

These end-of-year personal inventories are something I really look forward to once December arrives. Some years feel so incredibly long because of everything that manages to happen in world news in a twelve-month period, so it becomes really easy to forget about the things I accomplished just a few months earlier—especially when my work life is so busy that it feels like I barely manage to lift my head up enough to work on any of my personal goals. These inventories give me back a much-needed sense of perspective that I can so easily lose sight of. So, here are all of the poetry accomplishments I managed this year:

I had poems published in print journals Passages North and The Cincinnati Review. My first visual poems were also published online in Dream Pop Press and Duende. My second chapbook was published by Porkbelly Press in April: Blackbird Whitetail Redhand. Each copy is hand-stitched with a beautiful letterpress cover. 

In September, I read from this new chapbook alongside fellow …