Layers of Rust and Life

Congratulations to Mihaela Melnic for the publication of her new book from Impspired Press, Layers of Rust and Life. It was an honor to serve as the editor for my soul friend’s third poetry collection and to provide one of the back cover blurbs.

Having read through this book multiple times throughout its creative process, I feel confident in giving it my highest recommendation. With that in mind, copies of Layers of Rust and Life are available at the link below…

Interview with Setu Mag

It was a great pleasure to be interviewed this week for an episode of the Setu Video Series of Literary and Critical Conversations hosted out of Toronto. Big thank you to Sangeeta Sharma for inviting me on the program to discuss my work, read a few poems, and dive into a set of interesting questions she raised during the hour.

The new interview is now available here on YouTube…

2023 erbacce-prize

I’m beyond thrilled to share that my name appears on the long list for the 2023 erbacce-prize for poetry operated out of Liverpool, UK. There were over 12,000 entries in this year’s contest, so I’m honored and grateful to have made the first cut down to only 129. Thank you to Alan Corkish and the judging panel.

Bellarmine Goes Gonzo!

I’m beyond thrilled to announce that my essay “Daydreaming Dystopia” was awarded the prize for second place in the 2023 Bellarmine Goes Gonzo Writing Contest. The event was hosted last week by the Bellarmine University Office of Military & Veteran Services in Louisville, Kentucky. Huge thank you to Lindsay Gargotto, Ron Whitehead, and everyone involved with the festivities. The contest was held in honor of Hunter S. Thompson who has been one of the most influential writers in my life, so this one felt especially cool.