{S T I L L} A N * I S L A N D * G I R L

Feeling: "Love"

I'm now writing weekly over at The Kenyon Review! I began with a 3-part series of essays on the Jewish High Holy Days: 

I contributed some words to the Poetry Foundation's Harriet blog on "What is Literary Activism?" curated by Amy King.

My latest project over at The Conversant was a "{Power} Ballads" roundtable featuring CantoMundo poets J. Michael Martinez, Juan Morales, Diego Baez, Darrel Alejandro Holnes and Octavio Quintanilla. We talk traditional ballads, but also Gwar, GN'R, Cyndi Lauper, Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality," and which of us did and did not call to ORDER NOW the greatest of "Monster Ballads."

My reading on Queer Latindad has been accepted for the 2016 Split This Rock Festival; joining me are poets Ruben Quesada, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Denice Frohman and Nivea Castro. I'll also be reading for the "Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace Reading."

I'm teaching an 8-week poetry workshop at Eckleburg Workshops starting October 4th. Learn more here.

I'm also a judge for Essay Press's Inaugural Chapbook Contest. Find out more here