Reflection of 2012

January = Started spring semester with more confidence, met brilliant profs.

February = Hm. Don’t remember much in there. Study study study.

March = AWP Chicago. Met Benjamin Percy‘s awesome bear-like reading voice as he read about a bear. A. flew down for a visit. First conversation with G.

April = O Miami poetry readings at the Betsy Hotel. G. and I became an official couple.

May = Work work work.

June = Work work work.

July = New York State Summer Writers Institute. One of the best things I ever did for my writing. Heard Frank Bidart read “Ellen West”. Notified of chapbook publication by Finishing Line Press.

August = Adopted a puppy with G.

September = Taught poetry at DASH. What amazing, creative, cool students. Brother got engaged! Congratulations!

October =  Study study study.

November = Sparky passed away the same day as Jack Gilbert, on 14th. Rest in peace.

December = Reflection. Resolution. Relaxation.


Currently, I am halfway through my MFA. Thinking about my thesis.Huzzah!–*coughchoke* Humble gratitude to everyone who purchased my chapbook. The release date is January 25, 2013. You’ve all been awesome readers. Thank you for reading. You’ve been great. Look forward to a more consistent year in 2013.

Sparky, you were an amazing dog for 14 years. I love you and miss you very much. Rest in peace. You deserve the best.





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