My debut collection of poems, The Equalizing Jokebook, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. It is due out in March 2023. Pre-order link forthcoming.
In anticipation of its publication, I am making available two chapbook-length works, both contemporaneous with the poems of The Equalizing Jokebook:
Eclogues: a sequence of thirteen poems that tell a love story, of sorts [link]
Silence: a collection of "fragments", strung together into a single poem [link]
Poems of mine have been published in the following venues:
2022 Black Telephone Magazine (issue 7): self-portrait with similes; Sonnet (FELICITY); Sonnet (The poem is a flower...) [link]
2021 Raintown Review (issue 1, new series): Free-Floating Clouds [link]
2020 Sequestrum (issue 24): Sonnet variant; Ephemera; "So priketh hem Nature in hir corages" [link] Book XI (issue 4): Row, Row, Row...; (The deathless poem will be made of words); Scene (3) [link 1 (journal); link 2 (formatted)] The American Journal of Poetry (vol. 8): Haibun [link]
2019 The Road Not Taken (vol. 13, no. 2): Indeterminacy [link 1 (journal); link 2 (formatted)] Nothing in the Rulebook (August 2019): Flit [link]; Magpie [link]; Entering & Breaking [link]; Poem for John Ashbery [link] L'Éphémère Review (issue 13): Xenophanes [link] Dunes Review (issue 23.1): Low Tide, Postlude [link] Notre Dame Review (issue 47): Stalker [link] The American Journal of Poetry (vol. 6): Woods [link]
2017 Third Wednesday (vol. X, no. 2): For Sun Weining; Parable [link] Shot Glass (issue 23): Spring Night (after Su Shi) [link]
2016 New Orleans Review (issue 42): In reply to Shakespeare's sixth sonnet [link]
Liam Kofi Bright and I have written a few informal pieces addressing our shared interest in classical Chinese philosophy. Our first, Zhengming (hosted at Liam's blog, The Sooty Empiric), considers similarities between Xunzi's conception of the rectification of names and the logical empiricist project of designing conceptual frameworks.
Our second collaboration, Free and Easy Conversing is a dialogue on the happy fish passage from chapter 17 of the Zhuangzi. It is one of my favorite things I have ever written, and exists in two versions, with alternate endings. You can read both versions in the linked PDF.
I have also written a short piece, The Frailty of Merit, exploring the complex way in which Vergil treats merit and meritocracy in The Aeneid, a book very dear to my heart.
As various readily detectable features of this website make clear, I am a trans woman. I am currently working on an informal essay interpreting my relationship to gender through two philosophers whose work has been foundational in my attempts to come to know myself: Ralph Waldo Emerson and Zhuangzi. I look forward to sharing that essay when it is ready. :)