Writing Residency at the Vermont Studio Center

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In September I will be attending a two week writing residency at the Vermont Studio Center. This has been a dream of mine ever since Major Jackson spoke highly of VSC to our craft class at NYU. I know a few artist friends who’ve attended in the past and they had a wonderful time there. It’s going to take a bit of bravery but I’m gearing up for some solitude and hoping to tie up a project I’ve been working on for seven years. No pressure, right?

Shop Launch: One Gold Canary

I am very excited to announce the launch of my embroidery shop, One Gold Canary. Here are a few pictures of pieces I’ve made so far. I’m currently accepting commissions, so feel free to get in touch if you’d like something custom-made.

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Enjoy! And happy holidays.

Poem in riverSedge Literary Journal

I’m pleased to announce that I have a poem in riverSedge Literary Journal alongside my fellow MFA colleague Henry Mills.  I look forward to reading the whole issue when my contributor copy arrives in the mail.

“On behalf of riverSedge, thank you all for your prose, poetry and art. We’ve worked hard to put together a second consecutive scintillating issue, and each of your contributions have helped us exceed that goal…we are excited to continue to re-envision the journal’s 38-year old tradition of publishing only the very best literature and art from South Texas and beyond.”

I’ll be sure to post a picture as soon as possible.  Thanks again, riverSedge.

YEW Journal

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Hey all, super excited to have poems in Yew Journal alongside beautiful paintings by my dear friend / former Carnegie Mellon University classmate / New York roommate Jiyoo Jye. This year I want to make more visual artist/writer collaborations happen – many thanks to Yew Journal for giving us a space to do this. Thanks also to Catherine Barnett’s writing workshop for inspiring and editing these poems.

Independents Day 2013: D.I.Y. Zine Fair

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On Monday Oliver and I adventured through the city’s side streets in search of the Dublin Food Co-Op’s Zine Fair.  I spoke to artists from all over the city and looked through records and handmade jewelry and booklets.  There were people dressed in costumes and bands playing near the back.  In the end, I wound up collecting only four things: a free screen-printed map of a Feminist Walking Tour of Dublin, a book of collages featuring women’s body parts and ribcages expending flowers by Martha Daly, a shark hand-painted onto a miniature piece of plywood, and a zine called You Are Among Friends: Advice to the Little Sisters I Never Had by Lindsey Markel.

Markel writes in her zine, “Do more of what you love.  Once you identify what you want to do, do it relentlessly.”  As long as I can keep writing poetry and illustrating in Dublin or New York City, I will be happy.