My poetry on BirdNote!

To celebrate poetry month, I was featured on today’s episode of BirdNote! BirdNote is a podcast all about birds. The episodes are short and very informative, covering birds from biological, literary, and even cultural angles. In today’s episode, I got to read my poem “Trading Threes,” which appears in Neoteny: Poems. This poem is about … More My poetry on BirdNote!

My first poetry reading and discussion through Zoom!

Because of current CDC regulations, many of my poetry events have been canceled or rescheduled. But since everyone is jumping on the Zoom wagon, I decided to see how a poetry reading and discussion works in this online conference format. My collaborators at the FSCJ Library and Learning Commons co-hosted the event and edited my … More My first poetry reading and discussion through Zoom!

When a Blind Woman Loves Lip Gloss: My Pitch for the Accessible Beauty Project

When it comes to lip gloss. I can’t get over the creamy texture, the cutesy names, or the shiny look. And I’m certainly not alone. The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie talks about loving her “shiny lip gloss.” In “We Should All Be Feminists,” Adichie says she wanted to be taken seriously, so she didn’t wear … More When a Blind Woman Loves Lip Gloss: My Pitch for the Accessible Beauty Project

25 Books in 2019

It’s time for the annual book blog! In 2019, I read 25 books on my favorite topics: animals, relationships, language, and food. You’ll find my mini-reviews below each title. Books are linked to Amazon for convenience; these are not affiliate links. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost … More 25 Books in 2019

My interview at Bidwell Hollow

I’m excited to share a recent interview I did for Bidwell Hollow, a literary newsletter celebrating authors and book events! In this interview, I talk about teaching, embodied poetry, and the meaning of “neoteny.” I appreciate the thoughtful questions and the chance to discuss my work! Read the full interview here.