May 9, 2016

Curtis Fox at the Poetry Foundation asked me to talk about the New Motherhood Poem for his podcast, Poetry Off the Shelf. I had the delight of walking through some amazing work by Carrie Fountain and Kathryn Nuernberger. I love being able to spread the word about great...

May 2, 2016

Part of the thrill of writing poems is that you never know who they're going to reach, and how. A man named Fred Birchman contacted me recently to say he was moved by my poem, "Transmission"--so much so that he decided to make an original short film from one of the poe...

January 25, 2016

Still in some disbelief that I have a poem in the New York Times Magazine today! A million thanks to Natasha Trethewey. Even the comments online are smart!


Read it here.


January 18, 2016

My new essay, "The Warmth of a Messy Page" is up at the Poetry Foundation website. 


"A sculptor’s initial job is to scavenge a usable piece of stone. It’s unwieldy, but it gets the materials on the table; maybe the sculptor is even able to make the first blunt cuts to...

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