In July, I finished my MFA at New England College. Our final residency was held on Zoom due to the ongoing pandemic. Despite not being able to visit the iconic bridge in Henniker, NH one more time, it'll always have a place in my heart. Thank you, NEC, for everything.
In May, I received a very generous Covid Cultural Comissioning Fund grant and completed an accompanying residency at the gorgeous Surel's Place. I'm focusing on domestic fabulism right now since so many people (including me) are spending a lot of time at home.
I received a kind review of Coronations from Joshua Gage on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association website. You can read it here (scroll down a bit to find it). Coronations also received a nomination for the Elgin Award, and three of my poems received nominations for the Rhysling Award. Thank you, SFPA!
Earlier in the year, I won first place in the COG Poetry Award contest, which was incredibly exciting. Thank you so, so much to the amazing judge, Anaïs Duplan, and everyone else at COG. You can read the poems here.
Also, an article I wrote with Krystal Howard and Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, "'Holding a Poem in the Body': The 2019 Lion and Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry" recently appeared in The Lion and the Unicorn. Our winner was Elizabeth Acevedo's stunning verse novel The Poet X. It was an honor serving as one of the judges.
I hope you are safe and well. Here's a photo I took last summer of the bridge on NEC's campus--beautiful and leaf-shrouded.