So I still have been slow at blogging during my recovery and general busy-ness this summer. That said, I have some cool news! I have a cover for my chapbook WE’RE DOING WITCHCRAFT, which is forthcoming from Hermeneutic Chaos Press in October!
This book collects some of my work on the female body, feminism, femininity, and the villification of women. Some poems lean toward struggles and beauties of adolescence, while others are more biological, political, aggressive. The collection is a mix of traditional and found poetry, which is a first for me. I’m really excited for y’all to read it!
So here’s the full wrap of the cover, made by Shinjini Bhattacharjee and Olivia Rose Edvalson:
Some of the poems in the chapbook have been published in magazines, and can be found here, if you’d like a taste:
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me, especially this past year as I’ve struggled with so many health issues. And a huge shout out to the Starbucks crew who have been showering me in love and kindness and Pumpkin Spice. (I missed a LOT of Pumpkin Spice season last year!)
There will be an event to celebrate this book in Austin at Malvern Books on October 22. You are all invited! I’ll be reading from WITCHCRAFT, and there will be other readers TBA. (So far Abe Louise Young is confirmed! YAY!) And we are encouraging folks to come in costume in celebration of witchy, wonderful, magical women. Whether you show up as a Salem witch, Kesha, Joan of Arc, Elsa from Frozen or Regina from Once Upon a Time (or even a magical version of yourself!), I hope to see you there!