NYC reading for THEY SAID launch, and Jane Eyre fanfic on ShipwreckSF podcast

 IMAGE COURTESY OF BLACKLAWRENCE.COM

IMAGE COURTESY OF BLACKLAWRENCE.COM

 IMAGE COURTESY OF SHIPWRECKSF.SIMPLECAST.FM

IMAGE COURTESY OF SHIPWRECKSF.SIMPLECAST.FM

 

New York City friends! A little over two weeks from now, I am reading at the book launch party for They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing. It will be held at Shakespeare & Co. on Lexington Avenue, Thursday, July 26th, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. RSVP on Facebook here, if you feel so inclined.

This was my first time collaborating with a living writer. It's going to be strange to read the poem alone after writing it with Isobel O'Hare. Now it's hard to tell whose lines are whose, whose voice the poem is in, because it feels like something beyond us. I can't wait to see the rest of the collaborations and read how other contributors approached working jointly. You can preorder the book here from Black Lawrence Press.

 IMAGE COURTESY OF ALY SCHAEFER

IMAGE COURTESY OF ALY SCHAEFER

In other news, after a few years of experiencing the literary ribaldry of Shipwreck as an audience member, I participated as a writer for the first time back in February. The gist of Shipwreck is for the writers to wreck good books with humor, satire, and gratuitous sex scenes. (Amy Stephenson and Casey Childers are responsible for this.) The thespian-in-residence, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, reads each story with equal drama (and preserves the anonymity of the writers). The audience gets to drink booze in a bookstore and vote for their favorite story, and someone is crowned a winner.

February's book was Jane Eyre! And the podcast, a recording of the night of the contest, just went up a couple of weeks ago. If you are not related to me and I don't work with your children, I invite you to give a listen to the Jane Eyre episode of the ShipwreckSF podcast here. The text version might be posted eventually. I don't want to spoil too much, but I was crowned smut queen for the evening and invited to participate again.

Shop update, a note on Tarot Medicine Poetry, and Many Moons 2018 Vol 2 stockists

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Hello, friends. It's been a whirlwind couple of months in preparation for my move to New York City! I'll be road-tripping across the U.S. from June 8th - 14th, so orders are temporarily closed for both editions of Inevitable What.

Tarot Medicine Poetry is coming soon! I'll be opening up a few spots in July, when I will have access to all of my decks, stationery, my printer, and a post office again. I'll announce in my newsletter when these spots are opening, so if you haven't yet, you can sign up for announcements here.

In the meantime, you can secure a "Reading from the Road." This is a simple 3-card emailed reading, no poem, to be done along my road trip route. A postcard of sorts. I'm doing one per day for seven days.


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Image courtesy of https://www.instagram.com/gottesss/

With all of the moving-related hullabaloo, I missed announcing the preorders window for the current and final volume of Many Moons, a workbook I help to edit. But! As of today, June 4th, you can snag a copy from these stockists:

If that doesn't work, take a look at Sarah Faith Gottesdiener's full stockists list at the bottom of this page. Note that you may need to call these stockists; the books may be in-store only, not available online.

I do not have any copies for sale, unfortunately. Sending you a little magic mojo so that you can track down a copy of your own!

Preorders open for THEY SAID from Black Lawrence Press!

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Image courtesy of BlackLawrence.com

Happy National Poetry Month! I am pleased as punch to show you this beautiful-weird new cover for They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing—and more pleased than punch to announce that preorders are now open!! 

Poet-friend Isobel O'Hare and I co-wrote a poem that appears in here. You can read about our process in the back of the book once it makes its way to your hot little hands. The full list of contributors, advanced praise (including from the editors of ZYZZYVA—I swooned), and order link are in today's BLP announcement.


 Image courtesy of younginklings.org

Image courtesy of younginklings.org

In other Poetry Month news, Society of Young Inklings interviewed me as their resident poet for their monthly newsletter, the Ink Splat. You can read about me writing poems for online communities as a teen, gushing about Matthew Zapruder, and being inspired by young writers here.

Second edition of Inevitable What released

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I am pleased to announce that after a lovely limited-edition run with Sad Spell Press, my chapbook, Inevitable What, lives on in a new format! The second edition is available as a paperback and an ebook (for Kindle, Nook, and the whole slew), featuring several new watercolor illustrations by my fabulous collaborating artist, Sirin Thada.

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Laura Madeline Wiseman recently asked me about Inevitable What and other things over at The Chapbook Interview. Give it a peep here.

Happy holidays!

Publication announcement: "Cosmologies" in Vine Leaves anthology

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Today is the official release date for this handsome coffee-table book, Vine Leaves Literary Journal: A Collection of Vignettes from Across the Globe. It includes "Cosmologies," a vignette I wrote some years ago in a creative writing class with Kate Evans.

The prompt was "you are an astronaut," and while many in my class wrote madcap sci-fi adventures, I thought about how children can believe they are anything. I wrote from the perspective of a mother recognizing that she can still create magic for her young son, but she won't always be able to.

The book of vignettes and photography is available to order at various sites here. If you, like me, are obsessive about adding books to the "to-read" list in Goodreads, you can find and add it here.

Annnnd stay tuned for another book-related announcement soon!