- Chicago Review of Books has put Hinge on their list of "10 Must-Read Books in October." If you haven't ordered your copy yet, you can get 20% off from SIU Press with the code SIUP20.
- Thank you to Literary Hub for publishing my cri de coeur about the dangers of romanticizing the spaces and headspaces we write in, and doing your own work first. Read "Against the Muse Myth: On Motherhood and the Writing Life" here.
- Through Literati Bookstore, I had the pleasure of talking with Maggie Smith about her latest book, Keep Moving. You can watch and listen to our conversation here.
- Thank you to The Writer's Chronicle for publishing a mini-symposium on the poetry of Laura Jensen. I contributed along with Marianne Boruch, Sharon Bryan, Joy Manesiotis, and Kevin Prufer. Find it here.
- I'm grateful to Prairie Schooner for awarding me with a Glenna Luschei award for six poems that appeared in their Summer 2019 issue. You can buy the issue on their website.
- The Rumpus let me write about Chelsea Rathburn's poetry collection, Still Life with Mother and Knife. You can read it here.
- I'm happy to have found a home for my essay "Back Roads and Ditch-Wise: Against Ben Lerner's The Hatred of Poetry" in The Georgia Review's Fall 2019 issue. Order your copy here.
- Thanks to Will Duchon at WMNR for featuring "Elegy Beginning With a Text From My Brother" on his Get Me Through December episode. Find it here.
- I have some mother-ish poems for Mother's Day at Escape Into Life, here and here.
- Thanks to Ron Slate and On The Seawall for publishing two poems: "Bridging" (from If the House) and "The Day Has Brought You Everything You Need" (from Hinge). You can read them here.
- Thank you to Poetry Daily for featuring my poem, "Elegy Beginning with a Text from My Brother" (from If the House), on April 3, 2019.
- Thank you to everyone who attended our panel on the poetry of Laura Jensen at AWP19, with panelists Sharon Bryan, Joy Manesiotis, Miguel Murphy, and Kevin Prufer. It was a wonderful event that ended with a reading by Laura Jensen herself.
- Read my poem, "Epithalamium with Trail of Ashes" (from Hinge), at Tinderbox Poetry Journal.
- The Rumpus let me write about Nomi Stone's latest collection, Kill Class. You can find the review here.
- Cave Wall has published three of my poems in their current issue, #15. Here's a link to "In Southeast Lower Michigan, a Chance of Snow After Midnight." They also interviewed contributors about revision, and the interviews are available here.
- I'm happy to have a poem, "Meditation at Fishtown," from If the House, in the current issue of Pleiades.
- I'm happy to have three poems from If the house in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of The Georgia Review.
- Two poems from Hinge appear in the current issue of Blackbird. You can read them here and here.
- My review of Jennifer Chang's Some Say the Lark is live at Kenyon Review online.
- "Tentative Theories," a poem from If the House, was featured at Vandal Poetry on October 24, 2018.
"I Talk Myself Through the Facts of Each Day," "Fluvial," "Conversation with Lace Thong and Car Keys," "Conversation with Glass and Joist," "Love Story," "Elegy at the Strandline," Prairie Schooner (Vol. 93, No. 2 Summer 2019)
"Because I want to give them more than the small, gray stone," "War Poem as I Nurse the Baby," and "A Wooing, Outright, of My Beloved Ones," Escape Into Life, May 12, 2019.
"Hemming," Escape Into Life, May 8, 2019
"Bridging," "The Day Has Brought You Everything You Need," On The Seawall, April 30, 2019
"Elegy Beginning with a Text from My Brother," Poetry Daily (reprint), April 3, 2019
"Disclosures | If you are aware of any settling," ZYZZYVA (No. 115)
"Epithalamium with Trail of Ashes," Tinderbox Poetry Journal
"Address to the Meadow in the Dusk," "Elegy Beginning with a Text From My Brother," and "[Somewhere in the meadow is everything]," Georgia Review (Vol. 72 No. 4, Fall/Winter 2018)
"Meditation at Fishtown," Pleiades (Vol. 39, No. 1, Fall 2019)
"In Southeast Lower Michigan, a Chance of Snow After Midnight," "Picture of the Sun," "There Was Always That Hill and the Swaying," Cave Wall (Issue #15)
"Elegy," "Poem that Begins on a Staircase," Blackbird (Vol. 17 No. 2, Fall 2018)
"Disclosures | If you are aware of any nuisance animals such as crows, chickens, or barking dogs," Copper Nickel (Issue 27, Fall 2018)
"Conversation with Shower and Vestibule," "Conversation with Distance and Shaking," "Conversation with Windows and Green," FIELD (#98, Spring 2018)
“Meditation at Ice-Out,” Ploughshares (Vol. 42, No. 4; Winter 2017-2018)
"Disclosures | If you are aware of any shared features," "Disclosures | If the house is built on a hillside," Gettysburg Review (Vol. 30, No. 4; Winter 2017)
"Four Views of November," Crab Orchard Review (Vol. 22, No. 2)
"Self-Portrait as the River Floods," "Self-Portrait as Something Like a Heart," New England Review (Vol. 38, 2017, Number 4)
"Love Poem for Lupus," "At Dock's End," Memorious (Issue 28)
“Bowl of Fruit and Bread on a Table,” “For the Children Who Blanketed Their Mother’s Body With Their Bodies In a Field All Night In Winter,” Two Bridges Review (Vol. 6)
"Even So, the First Bird," Rise Up Review.
“Persephone: Since she kept asking,” and “Novembering” THRUSH Poetry Journal
“Night Repairs” and “Tentative Theories,” Poetry Northwest (Vol. XI, Issue 2, Winter & Spring 2017)
“Portrait of Hometown as Constellation,” Copper Nickel (Number 23, Fall 2016)
“Love Songs for Lupus,” Georgia Review (Vol. 70, No. 1, Spring 2016)
“Most Accidents Occur at Home,” North American Review (Vol. 301, No. 2, Spring 2016)
“After Reading the Story of Assumption Chapel in Cold Spring, Minnesota,” The Missouri Review Poem-of-the-Week Web Feature, September 14, 2015.
“Frank Next Door,” “As If Life Can Go On As It Has,” and “Translation,” ZYZZYVA (No. 104, Fall 2015)
“Onset,” Bellingham Review (Vol. XXXVIII, Issue 70, Spring 2015)
“On a Drive Through the Country, My Daughter Asks…,” saltfront (Issue 3, Winter 2015)
“Aubade with Book and Angel,” Mid-American Review (Vol. XXXV, No. 1)
“Letter to a Husband Away on Business” and “Survival Guide for the Girl Trying to Avoid Capture,” Cave Wall (Number 13, Winter 2014)
“The Mail Order Bride Examines Her Lineage,” “The Mail Order Bride Learns to Tie Knots,” “The Mail Order Bride Visits ready.gov,” “The Mail Order Bride Explains Herself,” “The Mail Order Bride Leaves Instructions in Case of Her Untimely Demise,” and “Years Later, The Mail Order Bride Finds Her Answer to His Ad in the Sock Drawer,” Quarterly West (Fall 2014)
“Leaving Mayo Clinic,” Water~Stone Review (Vol. 17, Fall 2014)
“Aubade with Transverse Orientation,” Heron Tree (July 2014)
“Revision and Aubade,” Crab Creek Review (2014 Vol. 1)
“Collage,” Heron Tree (June 2014)
“Argument For Staying,” Escape Into Life (May 2014)
“Aubade with Coffee and Snowplow,” River Review (Vol. 6, No 1, Spring 2014)
“The Mother,” Stirring: A Literary Collection (Winter 2013)
“A Story About the Kitchen,” Spillway (Issue 21, Winter 2013)
“Basket” and “Window,” Country Dog Review (Winter 2013)
“Demeter [Days I hunted the mend]” and “Persephone [I no longer know],” Beloit Poetry Journal (Vol. 64, No. 1 Fall 2013)
“Plan B” and “Poem at the Kitchen Door,” Escape Into Life (September 2013)
“At Forty I Remember Her,” Heron Tree (September 15, 2013)
“The Fall of Woman,” Grist: The Journal for Writers (Issue 6, Fall 2013)
“Making Dinner with Joan of Arc,” Spillway (Issue 20, Summer 2013)
“Gretel, Florida, 1978,” The Massachusetts Review (Vol. 54, Issue 1, Spring 2013)
“Cease-fire,” Before There is Nowhere To Stand: Israel | Palestine: Poets Respond to the Struggle (Lost Horse Press, 2012)
“Home, Making,” “The Mail Order Bride Sets Up House, Feels a Tremor,” “The Mail Order Bride Spills,” and “The Mail Order Bride in Winter,” Escape Into Life (Spring 2012)
“A Wendy House,” CALYX (Winter 2012)
“Aubade for Peter Pan,” Myrhh, Mothwing, Smoke: Erotic Poems (Tupelo Press, 2012)
“Goodbye Song” and “Survival Guide for Chance Encounter with a Wolf,” Rufous City Review (Issue 9, 2012)
“The Mail Order Bride Abides,” Linebreak (July 24, 2012)
“Berry,” THRUSH Poetry Journal (July 2012)
“The Mail Order Bride Attempts a Letter Home,” Linebreak (January 10, 2012)
“Light Crossing,” Adanna Journal (June 2011)
“Lesson on Carrying,” Literary Mama (December 2010)
“For Daphne, Anne Sexton, and Me, Where We Live in This Honorable House of the Laurel Tree,” What Light (April 21, 2008)
publications—essays and critical writing
A review of Kill Class by Nomi Stone, The Rumpus, March 15, 2019.
A review of Some Say the Lark by Jennifer Chang, Kenyon Review Online (Winter 2019)
A review of Holdfast by Christian Anton Gerard, Tupelo Quarterly, January 28, 2017
“To Correct the Text of a Life: A Review of Errata by Lisa Fay Coutley”, Kenyon Review Online
Anyone by Nate Klug, Colorado Review
Multitudinous Heart: Selected Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Richard Zenith, trans. The Rumpus, March 16, 2016.
Surrounded by Friends by Matthew Rohrer, Colorado Review
Bone Map by Sara Eliza Johnson, The Rumpus, June 24, 2015.
“One / Then one / Then two: A Review of Camille Dungy’s Smith Blue” and “The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems From the San Francisco Bay Watershed,” Flycatcher Journal (No. 2, January 2013)
At North American Review website, Spring 2016
At Mid-American Review website, Winter 2015