I know I’ve been in this space pretty sparsely lately, but I am trying to trade some online time for real-life time with my family this summer! I am also continuing to work on my poetry and generally trying to relax as much as I can as this will be a short summer (only 3 weeks of it left for me!). But I did want to jump on the blog today to tell you about a couple of internet pieces that went live this week.
My friend Lily interviewed me about writing, poetry, and my forthcoming chapbook Evening Body. She asked me lots of great questions about my writing process, poetic influences, and balancing writing and daily life. The post also has links to two poems from the book. Read the interview here.
Also, I have a short piece up at a blog called Circling the Story, run by Ashley Hales. Ashley accepts reader submissions and I sort of worked up this essay on a whim after seeing her call for submissions on Twitter. This piece is very honest, and maybe a bit sad. This blog has been a faith blog for a while, but I’ve been pretty quiet lately about spiritual topics. I hope you will read it with an open heart and a spirit of grace. Here’s a teaser:
“I don’t have some easy, happy way to wrap up this story. I don’t have answers. I feel like I’ve gotten lost in a landscape I used to know by heart. I don’t know what I’ll believe in a year, or five years, or ten. I know that I want to believe, but what used to come to me easily now seems difficult to grasp.”
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