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 (!!)

A Second Spring

Super excited to announce my poem "How Must All God's Creatures Align in Lieu of God?" is forthcoming in the fall issue of The Lost Country. Stay tuned to view the published piece via the magazine website very soon. (Expected publication date mid/late October.)

Also stoked to read at this year's Gaines Street Fest in Tallahassee, FL. I'll be reading some of my own work (maybe some newer stuff in progress) as well as new and old favorites. Come check it out--> Saturday, November 7 at the corner of Gaines St. & Railroad Ave.

Really diggin' how The Memory Depot project is going with Max. Something's brewin'--a virtual performance, fever dreams, deep dark thoughts about customers, all of the above...

So far I've applied for 7 internships, everywhere from Portland, OR to Brooklyn, NY. The waiting game is the absolute worst and there are still so many more applications to be sent... Hoping the next couple months fly by without too much anxiety.


Waiting, Farewells, & Beginnings

I submitted (and am still in the process of submitting) to about a dozen lit mags for publication. I sent in 3 of my newer poems about wasps, metaphysics, Miami... the usual stuff. Here's hoping one bites.

I hugged a close friend goodbye a few days before he leaves the States. I'll miss him constantly, but now I have a solid reason to visit Toronto and mosh at DIY venues only the Canadian punk gods could dream of.

I started a collaborative project with my good friend and fantastic artist/performer/being Maxwell Thompson. Follow our process, progress, and regressive rambles over at The Memory Depot*

*(Want in on our journey? We welcome all feedback, submissions, and anything else you want to give. This is an open project. Open wide.)