Two Festivals

So much literary goodness happening this week!

The PEN World Voices festival kicks off on Monday, April 29th, and the city is in for a full week of readings and events. On Friday, May 3rd, NYU will be hosting a mini-festival along the Washington Mews. I’ve been serving on the planning committee all year, and I’m really looking forward to seeing a year’s worth of hard work on behalf of the PEN organization and my colleagues at NYU pay off! The day-long NYU mini-festival is free and open to the public–stop by for workshops, readings, performances, and an indie book fair curated by CLMP!


On Saturday, May 4th, I’ll be representing Black Lawrence Press at the 5th Annual CUNY Chapbook Festival! The book fair is open from noon-5pm, and I’ll be speaking on a panel organized by Poets & Writers at 4pm: Nuts, Bolts, & Beyond, along with Nate Pritts (H_NGM_N), Myrna Goodman (Toadlily Press), and Guy Pettit (Flying Object/Factory Hollow Press). I’ll be talking about things like publishing chaps in multiple genres and how to prepare and submit your work for print. Can’t wait for a day full of chapbooks, chapbooks, chapbooks!

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Kill Your Darlings, Clementine Comes Home to Rye House

This spring is just chock full of good news, and I couldn’t be happier: my chapbook Kill Your Darlings, Clementine will be coming out with Rye House Press later this year. I’m thrilled that Kill Your Darlings, Clementine will be part of Rye House’s first round of chaps, which will also include books by Chris Tonelli, Chad Reynolds, Mary Walker Graham, and Rob MacDonald. Very excited to see what editor Jeremiah Gould will bring into the world!

Rye House chapbooks

Sarah Lawrence PoFest 2013!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

So excited to be participating this Saturday, April 13th in the SLC Alumni Speed Reading, one of the many awesome events that will be happening this weekend on the Sarah Lawrence campus. Can’t believe it was 10 years ago that Liz Glodek, Sarah Janczak, and I planned the first Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival. 10 festivals later, the annual poetry weekend is still going strong, and I couldn’t be luckier to get to reunite with these ladies to host this speed reading spectacular. SLC love.