Category: bookish

2015 by the numbers

2015 by the numbers

Writing 5 short stories published 1 essay published Approximately 56 blog posts published on TheRumpus.net Approximately 12 blog posts published on EleventhStack.Wordpress.com Submitting 4 stories accepted for publication (2 that were published this year were accepted in 2014) 10 submissions withdrawn because of acceptances elsewhere 73 total submissions to literary journals and chapbook presses Reading...

Jazz! Poetry! Jazz Poetry 2015!

Jazz! Poetry! Jazz Poetry 2015!

Instead of my normal #FridayReads post, I thought I’d do a run-down of one of my favorite annual Pittsburgh events: City of Asylum Pittsburgh’s Jazz Poetry Concert. This is a concert that gathers some of the top jazz musicians and top poets and writers from around the world and brings them together for a unique...

#FridayReads: “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell

#FridayReads: “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell is coming to Pittsburgh next month (I already have my ticket!) so I’m binge reading all her books. Eleanor and Park is a heartbreakingly depressing story about two misfit kids who find themselves in each other. Eleanor’s family is screwed up—her father is a deadbeat and her stepfather is worse. She doesn’t have...

Clawing out of the overwhelm

Clawing out of the overwhelm

In Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When Nobody Has the Time, Brigid Schulte explores how we use our time and why we feel overwhelmed with insightful, deep reporting. This book has completely changed the way I think about spending my own time, and more importantly, how I experience my time. Schulte deftly deconstructs the American...

#FridayReads: “Darkship Renegades” by Sarah A. Hoyt

#FridayReads: “Darkship Renegades” by Sarah A. Hoyt

I am always on the hunt for space opera about women, written by women. It’s not as common as one would hope. So when I stumbled upon this series by Sarah A. Hoyt in my local Barnes & Noble, I ordered it from the library (because I had already spent all my book money). Darkship...