Ink Brick

Ink Brick

I met Alex Rothman, the fantastic editor of Ink Brick, after he spoke on an AWP panel about comics poetry (or poetry comics, or, I call them po-coms): combination of words and images in a way that are 'free from the tyranny of narrative' (Bianca Stone's quote) that typically guides graphic novels or comics. Even though I'd been creating these, I didn't know they had a name. Alex points to Joe Brainard of the New York School Poets as a founder comics poetry. These are the first comic poetry pieces I submitted, the first to be published. Get a preview here. Purchase Ink Brick e-issues to see them in situ surrounded by amazing artists and writers of po-coms.

Tupelo Press 30/30 Fundraiser 

Tupelo Press 30/30 Fundraiser 

In February 2015, I completed Tupelo Press's 30/30. According to their website, a 30/30 is "an extraordinary challenge and fundraiser for Tupelo Press, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) literary press. Each month, volunteer poets will run the equivalent of a “poetry marathon,” writing 30 poems in 30 days, while the rest of us “sponsor” and encourage them every step of the way." I'd accomplished two running marathons, why not a poetry one? I did it, and raised more than $1k for the press.

The Offending Adam

The Offending Adam

Folklore pg. 2651 Folklore, Folklore pg. 2652 Folklore, and Folklore pg. 2653 Folklore were all published by The Offending Adam Issue 168.1, an incredible online journal that provides insight into the work they publish. Editor Ryan Winet wrote of these three poems, "Hardy's tome—itself derived from encyclopedia entries—identifies the lines where such cataclysms have left layers of irradiated dust." Read this poems here, and in their home on The Fanzine.