Poetry

I found out poetry and I were meant to be by accident. I circled an advisor in my MFA program because I thought he was funny – Ron Koertge. I hadn’t even read any of his books. And everyone was telling me to put a story I was writing into a verse novel. Ron is a poet and a young adult author.

I figured he’d teach me and I’d get to laugh. I like to laugh.

Ron said, write a sestina. Have fun. You’re the boss on the page.

I did.

And everything fell into place, like the moment you finish a puzzle or finally get the right chocolate cake recipe after trying to for years.

I write poems to discover me, to rewrite my history, to find imaginary worlds, to see what sounds I can put together and what cool words I can find in the dictionary. I write poetry to play. I write poetry because I am a poet.

And through that, I found me.

Poems Published


“LIQUOR ACROSTICS & more”

published on in parentheses mag blog, October 2019
 
“When I Say I Mean”
published in April 2019 in Mom Egg Review vol. 17
 
Defining, (forthcoming Winter 2018/2019)

from Dancing Girl Press as a title in their annual chapbook series


“My Chosen Bestiary”

The Raw Art Review 

“Clean/Fly/Plum”
Room Magazine issue 41.2.
Winner of the 2017 Poetry Contest

Red Weather Literary Journal
September 2017 (online)

Poetry

I found out poetry and I were meant to be by accident. I circled an advisor in my MFA program because I thought he was funny – Ron Koertge. I hadn’t even read any of his books. And everyone was telling me to put a story I was writing into a verse novel. Ron is a poet and a young adult author.

I figured he’d teach me and I’d get to laugh. I like to laugh.

Ron said, write a sestina. Have fun. You’re the boss on the page.

I did.

And everything fell into place, like the moment you finish a puzzle or finally get the right chocolate cake recipe after trying to for years.

I write poems to discover me, to rewrite my history, to find imaginary worlds, to see what sounds I can put together and what cool words I can find in the dictionary. I write poetry to play. I write poetry because I am a poet.

And through that, I found me.

Poems Published

A new poem, “When I Say I Mean” will be published in April 2019 in Mom Egg Review vol. 17
 
Defining, (forthcoming Winter 2018/2019)
from Dancing Girl Press as a title in their annual chapbook series 
 
“My Chosen Bestiary” 
 
“Clean/Fly/Plum” 
Room Magazine issue 41.2.
Winner of the 2017 Poetry Contest
 
 

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