The September issue of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature is live! This is a very special issue for all of us who have worked on Wordgathering over the years: the last issue edited by our kind and capable Michael Northen. In 2013, my first published poems appeared in Wordgathering. Since then, Mike … More My work in the latest Wordgathering
Today I talked about Neoteny: Poems on News4Jax’s Morning Show. I got to discuss my love of teaching and the process of writing a book. Here’s the video. Thank you to everyone who has ordered a copy of my book – and to all who have liked and shared my posts! I am so encouraged … More Catch me on The Morning Show
As a writer, I often reread my own work. You might think this is out of pride or self-importance, but it really isn’t. I reread my own work to see if it holds up to the passing of hours, days, years. I write as much for myself as I do for a more public audience, … More Finalist for the 2018 Atlantis Award!
I have enjoyed some local press this week, and I can’t wait to share it with you. On Friday, I met with a student reporter from UNF’s newspaper The Spinnaker. She came to my office on campus and we talked about poetry, teaching, disability in the arts, and, of course, York! Here’s the profile she … More NEOTENY in the News!
I am excited to be featured on the front page of today’s Florida Times-Union! Last week I was interviewed by the TU’s Matt Soergel, and my feature came out today! The article appeared with the headline “Poet write about far more than blindness,” and it was also published on the TU’s website here.
Are you ready for some great news? I am thrilled to announce that Finishing Line Press is publishing my first book! Neoteny: Poems is a poetry chapbook (a collection of about 35 poems) — and it’s my first solo book! Neoteny will be released at the end of this year! Here is my beautiful cover, … More Announcing My First Book!
Today my essay, “Remaking the Ideal Teacher,” goes live in the Disability Futures series of How We Get to Next. This piece is among a series of essays written by disabled writers and curated by Kenny Fries. Here’s how my piece begins: Two weeks into my summer writing course, I stare down a class of rowdy … More “Remaking the Ideal Teacher” published in How We Get to Next!