As of yesterday, my move back to Orlando is complete. I don’t miss Seminole County much (except for their bicycle trails). Moving out there in early 2013 was needed for personal and professional reasons and I’m glad to be back where I belong. Not much else is happening on the writing front. I’m going away […]

After going back and forth for the last couple of years about getting an MFA, I applied for a program. The application guidelines were simple: 7-10 pages of poems and a statement of intent sent via email. No application fee. No recommendation letters required. The program takes about a week to respond; I got accepted […]

On the importance of literature as part of local arts and culture and a review of The Bones of Us.

On the importance of maintaining the integrity of your reading series and some publication news.

This past Tuesday, I produced my first regular poetry slam in over three years. I took the lessons learned from the previous weekly poetry slam and running my reading series There Will Be Words and here were the results. The head-to-head format works. In a traditional poetry slam, you compete against several other poets and […]

On moving, writing bad poetry, and some publication/performance news.

On starting a poetry slam again, what I didn’t like about running a poetry slam previously, and some publication news.