I had the great pleasure of reading at The Dial Bookshop in Chicago, and being in the company of fellow readers (left to right) Emily Jungmin Yoon, Lani Montreal, and Suman Chhabra.
Their poems about motherhood, daughterhood, race, gender, teaching, queerness, and numinous spaces were all breathtaking. Thank you for the beautiful space, words, and gathering. And thanks to Tim Moore and Kundiman for organizing the event.
See more pics: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqijyMQn9sB/
Editor Kristin George Bagdanov has a beautiful blog post about the latest issue of Ruminate and its theme of exposure. I’m delighted to have my poem, “The Convert’s Heart is Good to Eat” featured in this lovely journal. Click here to find the issue.
I’ll be reading poems with some Kundiman fellows at The Dial bookshop in downtown Chicago on Thursday, November 8 at 7:00PM.
I’m delighted to have a poem featured on the podcast Who Raised You?
Created and hosted by (my friend and former colleague at SWIC) Treasure Shields Redmond and Karen Jia Lian Yang, Who Raised You is a St. Louis podcast that explores poetry, race, culture, identity–all over a kitchen table conversation. I’m so pleased to be part of their first episode of Season 2.
See the latest episode here (my poem, “Why We Are This Way,” appears at the top of show) and the Who Raised You blog here.