There’s a great deal to catch up on! The end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 has so far been very fruitful!
I was honored to be selected for a Pushcart Prize nomination by Up North Lit for my poem “Bear the Weight,” about parenting my neuro-atypical son. This was especially exciting for me, as that poem was my first attempt at a villanelle. You can read it here.
I was also delighted to find out just recently that Split Rock Review nominated my poem, “Burning Day,” for the New American Review’s “New Poetry from the Midwest” 2019 anthology, and they’ve invited me to come read with them at the UntitledTown Festival in Green Bay Wisconsin in April!
Perhaps most exciting is being granted a two-week artist-in-residency in Mackinac Island by the Mackinac State History Parks in June! This is the first season they have offered a residency program for artists, and I’m overjoyed to have been selected to be one of them. I’ll be staying for two weeks in a beautifully appointed studio apartment on the upper level of the Mackinac Island visitors’ center, enjoying one of the most beautiful places in Michigan and devoting my time to writing and revising. Part of the residency also includes two readings, so I’ll be sure to post those days/times once they’re available.
April is almost upon us, of course, and that means another attempt at a poem a day for the entire 30 days. I’ll be posting daily as part of the challenge, so be on the lookout!