Halloween

antici. . . . . . . pation

ah, 'tis the season for spooks, costumes, and submissions. Feels good to polish some new-ish poems and send them out into the world—these 4 in particular have origins as far back as January. So you could say I’ve been nursing these babies for a while now… I’ll update responses as I hear back; here’s hoping one (or two or) find a lit mag home for the winter!

*well secluded. . . I see all ( )___( )*

*well secluded. . . I see all ( )___( )*

I don’t think I’ve watched RHPS as much as I have these past couple of months in NY, and surprisingly I’m still not completely Rocky-Horrored out? ?? My love for it is… astounding, to say the least. I dressed up as Magenta for Halloween this year because (1) broke, (2) never have, and (3) eternal fandom. 

Also, I got a new job at a local gluten-free bakery and I’m beyond grateful. Everything is so warm there, it’s such a nice change of pace and letting go of toxic pasts. I’m sure the holiday season will be intense, but I’m excited to finally celebrate my first Friendsgiving in the city <3 

autumn in NY // Michael Wiegers speaking @ C.D. Wright Tribute, CUNY Graduate Center, 10.19.16

autumn in NY // Michael Wiegers speaking @ C.D. Wright Tribute, CUNY Graduate Center, 10.19.16

With my fall/winter poetry submissions out circulating, I’m setting my sights on completing other projects previously put on hold. Completion is key and I need to slow down my brain and all its constant churning of new ideas and just finish what I’ve started. Lord knows I’m going to have plenty of time to hibernate and write this winter, both in the bakery and at the apartment. Rly hope I survive my first NYC winter (!!)