I've been teasing some big news for awhile, and now that I've signed the contract I'm finally ready to share. My newest chapbook of poems, titled Mid-Bloom, has been accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press!
This collection of poems centers around the loss of my mother to cancer when I was just 15, and my own experience with cancer at age 36. In these poems, I explore themes of childhood, family, illness, survivorship, and the ways in which my cancer brought me closer to my mother even though she's not here.
The cover design is not yet complete, but I am thrilled to be able to use the artwork pictured here--ink and watercolor by the talented Linnea Broling.
Anticipated publication should be later in 2021, but of course, these things change. As soon as pre-orders are open, I will share the details!
I'm so pleased to be among a select number of poets published in the newest issue of River and South Review. This poem, "Rain Turns to Snow," is over a decade old and was part of my MFA thesis in 2006. The poem reflects on one of the last living memories of my mom, who passed away in 1998.
This is an online literary magazine, so read my poem, and the entire issue, HERE.
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