book news — a finalist!

I have some exciting news—Keeping Me Still is a finalist for the Jacar Press 2014 Julie Suk Award for best poetry book published by an independent press in 2014! The full list of finalists is on this link: http://www.jacarpress.com/readers/

I’ve got some stiff competition, so I don’t expect to win, but I’m excited to be included with a list of other poets that I enjoy reading!

a feature and a review

Neon Magazine was kind enough to review Keeping Me Still this week — 

“These are accomplished poems, and their arrangement captures well the nature of loss. Not only that, but it manages to do so in a way that sets Keeping Me Still apart from the many existing chapbooks and poetry collections that speak of grief.”

you can read the rest of the review :here:

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A Literature Navigator also featured one of my recently published poems, The Wandering Witch, writing “It has a great sense of place and touch, something you often find in ancient Chinese poetry [ie even that translated by Pound and other Modernists]. It’s quite lovely, but there’s an edge to it, as sweetly hidden as a thin knife blade under a cloth hem.”

i love that last metaphor.