I just got back from my first big vacation since the pandemic started, so I’m a little behind on things. To get me caught up, first I wanted to share that I had the pleasure of talking with Teresa Douglas, editor of Latinx Lit Mag, who posted audio of me reading my Rhysling-nominated poem “Sonnet of the South American Sphinx” on her podcast and then interviewed me about the poem’s origins. You can listen to me geek out about sphinxes, fiction vs. poetry, and my mom’s chocolate chip cookies.
Next, I’ve got a few live virtual events coming up. First is my talk through the Tigard Public Library on “Writing Your Obsessions” this coming Monday. Then in early April I’ll be participating in Flights of Foundry, a virtual convention I’ve really enjoyed attending in the past and can’t wait to be part of this year. I’ll be doing an hour reading on April 8th, and then on April 10th I’ll be on a panel called “The State of Speculative Poetry” with some fantastic fellow writers: Bogi Takács, Akua Lezli Hope, and Wendy Van Camp! Registration for Flights of Foundry is free (or donate what you can), so I really hope you can join me for some stories, poems, and stimulating discussion.