APARTMENT Poetry Quarterly Issue 2

Some fantastic poets have started a lovely new journal over at APARTMENT Poetry Quarterly. Issue 2 launched yesterday, and Milquetoast and I are roommates in unit 2F. You can read Milquetoast’s adventures over there.

I’m thrilled to be in the issue with Joe Milazzo, CAConrad, and the other incredible tenants. I’m a huge fan of Conrad’s. What a wonderful gift, to be metaphorical neighbors.

[Edit: To navigate to issue 2, click About in the center of the apartment, scroll down to elevator, and click the 2. Enjoy the neighbors along the way.]

“Not This” up at Wicked Alice

Today, a sequence of my poems went up at Wicked Alice. This sequence comes from my book manuscript Theater of Parts, and the form is based on two other sequences in the book, some of the poem-things that claim to be dramatic forms.

I’m so grateful to be in Wicked Alice, and I’m pleasantly surprised to have found a home for this sequence. I have so much respect for the editor, Kristy Bowen, and I love and respect when I am welcomed to publications that are women-centered.

You can read the sequence here.

These are my first poems to make it out into the wider world. It’s quite a way to jump in, as the intimacy of the speaker here aims to counteract the distant speaker elsewhere in the project. Productive discomfort. Problematic academic voice. Lots of good stuff. <3M