I am interested in where lyric and narrative intersect, in working with the strengths in each of these forms. I am interested in white space and line breaks, in the way silence creates room in which words collide and ricochet. I am interested in the kind of tension that can be made visually and linguistically with letters placed on the page. And I am interested in sound, in how the repetition of sounds creates density and intensity within lines, stanzas, and entire poems.
Publications and Prizes
The Alchemy of My Mortal Form (Trio House Press, 2015), The Girlhood Book of Prairie Myths (Jacar Press, 2013), Blood Almanac (Anhinga Press, 2006)
32 Poems, Black Warrior Review, Blackbird, Boulevard, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, diode, Gulf Coast, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, Margie, Meridian, New South, North American Review, Quarterly West
2005 Anhinga Prize for Poetry;
2008 Individual Artist Fellowship, Arkansas Arts Council
2013 Jacar Press Full Length Poetry Book Contest
2014 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press
What I'm Reading Now:
Going Blind by Mara Faulkner, American Spikenard by Sarah Vap
Lucie Brock-Broido, Charles Wright, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Bishop, Mary Oliver, and Pablo Neruda.
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Listing last updated: February 1, 2015