news & events

Kitchen Table MFA,” a series of profiles of community writing organizations I curated, is up at F(r)iction Lit.

Two new interviews are up at The Adroit Journal! I interviewed Angela Voras-Hills about Louder Birds and Meghan Privitello about One God at a Time. (Both books are so good!)

My poem “In the Hôtel-Dieu,” originally published in Cherry Tree, was featured on Poetry Daily.

In Fall 2019 the (M)other(ship) tour took Lindsay Lusby, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, and me across Pennsylvania and Maryland.

selected interviews & good news

My chapbook Acadiana was reviewed in Eco Theo and Run & Tell That Reviews. You can also read my interviews about the collection in The Chapbook Interview, Carpe Noctem, Cloudy House, and Speaking of Marvels. (And thanks to everyone who’s read and bought and talked about the book. We’ve gone into a second printing!)

Many thanks to the editors of Radar Poetry, who nominated “St. James at the Ascension Parish Drive-In” for Best of the Net.

Huge appreciation to the New Jersey Council on the Arts for a 2017 Fellowship in poetry. Kevin Riordan, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote about the award here.

Jan Beatty interviewed me for Prosody after we read together in Pittsburgh this past February, and you can hear that interview here.

Thanks also the editors of Smartish Pace, who chose “The Nature of Love” as a finalist for their Beullah Rose prize.

past readings and events

Black Lawrence Press Off-Site Reading at AWP 2020. San Antonio, TX. March 5, 2020.

Stockton University Visiting Writers Series. Reading with Cynthia Arrieu-King. Galloway, NJ. January 29, 2020.

The Bookplate. Reading with Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach and Lindsay Lusby. Chesterfield, MD. October 12, 2019.

Collingswood Book Festival. Collingswood, NJ. October 5, 2019.

Community Arts Center. Reading with Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach and Lindsay Lusby. Wallingford, PA. September 4, 2019.

A Novel Idea. Reading with Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach and Lindsay Lusby. Philadelphia, PA. August 24, 2019.

National Poetry Month reading. Ocean County Public Library. Ocean City, NJ. April 3, 2019.

Eco Theo/Passages North off-site reading at AWP 2019. Portland, OR. March 28, 2019.

Festival Poet. Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Newark, NJ. October 18-21, 2018.

Deep South Reading Series, University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Lafayette, LA. September 21, 2018.

Dogfish: A New Orleans Reading Series. Poetry reading with April Blevins Pejic. New Orleans, LA. September 20, 2018.

Brazos Bookstore. Reading with Lauren Berry. Houston, TX. June 1, 2018.

Poison Pen. Reading with Analicia Sotelo and Karyna McGlynn. Houston, TX, May 31, 2018.

So & So Bookstore. Reading with Emilia Philips. Raleigh, NC, May 5, 2018.

Pete’s Candy Store. Reading with Emari DiGiorgio and Megan Fernandes. Brooklyn, NY, April 14, 2018.

The Writers Circle Rising Poets Reading. Reading with Emari DiGiorgio. Summit, NJ, April 8, 2018.

White Whale reading series. Reading with Emari DiGiorgio, Virginia Konchan, Sharon McDermott, and Lauren Russell. Pittsburgh, PA, March 24, 2018.

Acadiana Launch Party. Reading with Sarah Blake and Meghan Privitello. Cooper River Distillery, Camden, NJ. March 3, 2018.

Nasty Women Poets reading. Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub. Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2017.

Invited Talk and Reading, Writing Salon: Writing & Mythology. Marist College. Poughkeepsie, NY. October 8-10, 2017.

Hudson Valley Poets Night. Poetry reading with Sarah Giragosian, Virginia Konchan, Jen Moore, Heather Treseler, and Leah Umansky. The Derby, Poughkeepsie, NY, October 8, 2017.

Smartish Pace Issue 24 Release Reading. Baltimore, MD. June 24, 2017.

White Whale reading series. Reading with Jan Beatty, George David Clark, and Lauren Shapiro. Pittsburgh, PA. February 25, 2017.

Stockton University Visiting Writers Series. Reading with Emily Van Duyne. Galloway, NJ. January 25, 2017.

Monsters of Poetry. Madison, WI. September 23, 2016.

Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Sewanee, TN. July 29, 2016.

A World Above Reading Series, Atlantic City, NJ. December 16, 2105.

Live Oak Reading Series, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, October 21, 2015.