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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Submitting 4 stories accepted for publication (2 that were published this year were accepted in 2014) 10 submissions withdrawn because of acceptances elsewhere 73 total submissions to literary journals and chapbook presses Reading...

#SummerReads #5: Teaching My Mother To Give Birth by Warsan Shire

#SummerReads #5: Teaching My Mother To Give Birth by Warsan Shire

This summer, my goal is to read ten poetry collections. Click on the summerreading2015 tag to chart my progress. I can’t remember how I came across Warsan Shire, but whatever person, website, or blog caused her name to cross my eyes deserves a plate of chocolate chip cookies. Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali-British poet with...

#SummerReads #4: The Shipwreck Dress by Terri Witek

#SummerReads #4: The Shipwreck Dress by Terri Witek

This summer, my goal is to read ten poetry collections. Click on the summerreading2015 tag to chart my progress. I encountered Terri Witek’s work by chance at the 2012 AWP Conference in Chicago. That discovery alone made the conference worth it (though generally speaking it was an excellent conference). I bought Exit Island on the...

#SummerReads #3: Heather McNaugher

#SummerReads #3: Heather McNaugher

This summer, my goal is to read ten poetry collections. Click on the summerreading2015 tag to chart my progress. I first encountered Dr. Heather McNaugher at an open house for Chatham University’s MFA program, where I ultimately decided to study. I never had the occasion to take one of her classes–and I’m really sad about...

#SummerReads 2015 #2: “The Hospital Poems” by Jim Ferris

#SummerReads 2015 #2: “The Hospital Poems” by Jim Ferris

This summer, my goal is to read ten poetry collections. Click on the summerreading2015 tag to chart my progress. I am particularly interested in poetry about disability and chronic illness—not surprising, since I suffer daily from a chronic illness and both my in-laws are disabled. Jim Ferris’s collection is compact but powerful in the way...