Current Things (November 1st, 2017)

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Over the past couple of months, a lot has been going on. I released the book trailer for my upcoming chapbook! As a teacher of multimodal composition and communication, I thought it only fair if I did a trailer for the book. I also just love trailers so much (me: the person who watches movies for the trailers).

My chapbook is also now available for pre-order! The poems in it are all centered around themes of loss, violence and women’s bodies, and how we cope with loss.

I also started a new series over at my beloved Nerds of a Feather! It will be an ongoing examination of the horror genre, titled Horror 101.

At Ploughshares, I wrote about writing horror effectively, a short story by favorite writer Percival Everett, and about using tropes in fiction.

I just had one of my favorite short stories I’ve written published in the lovely Cosmonauts Avenue. The story, titled “Other Names,” was originally written as part of an abandoned novel and reformed into a story. These are characters I love (it’s also one of my few stories that I have “dream-cast” in my head). It also deals with a health issue I know first hand.

There were also some other publications: a story I originally published at Flash Fiction Online is now available as an Audible podcast! Plus I had poems at Boston Accent Lit and at Occulum!

Stay tuned for some upcoming pieces at Ellipsis Zine, Public Pool Poetry, (b)oinkzine, Third Point Press, Half Mystic Press, and Bad Pony Magazine!