I’m so excited to share that The Inca Weaver’s Tales, my debut mini-chapbook of poetry, will be published as part of the New Cosmologies project, brought to you by Sword & Kettle Press. New Cosmologies will be a series of 12 mini-chapbooks that explore mythology, beginnings, endings, and feminism through various cultural lenses. It’s in the very early stages (with publication hopefully coming next year), so keep an eye out for future updates!
My grandmother from California used to write poems for fun, and my other grandmother was from Lima, Peru. I consider The Inca Weaver’s Tales a tribute to both of these sharp, inspirational women in my life.
In other poetry news, I have a Latinx futurism poem in Triangulation: Energy, which releases this Saturday. If you’re attending this year’s Confluence, Parsec Ink is hosting a launch party at the convention. I wish I could be there.
The video recordings of this year’s Rhysling short poem readings, generously hosted by Akua Lezli Hope, are available on the SFPA’s Youtube channel. I participated in the third and final reading, sharing my nominated poem, “Sonnet of the South American Sphinx” from Honeyguide Literary Magazine. By the way, this year’s winner, Mary Soon Lee (one of my poetry idols!), read one of her nominated poems there too, and when it was my turn it was so hard for me not to fangirl out that she was there listening to one of my poems.