new work + Salamander virtual event

Just a quick post amid the mayhem winddown that is Sunday night (and right before the mayhem windup that is the start of a new week, haha) to share two things:

FIRST, I’m happy to share that I have a new poem, “Pen,” in the latest issue of The Shore. This poem was inspired by a story my father-in-law shared about his years as a paramedic. Some heavy stories with that job.

What moves me most–and what I hoped to capture–is the balance he had to do between urgency and empathy. One poem doesn’t do it justice, of course, but I’m holding space for him here.

Check out the rest of the issue–including work by Jen Gayda Gupta, Jane Zwart, Daniel Ruiz, Stephanie Kaylor, and among other stellar writers here.


the flyer for the next Salamander virtual event.

SECOND, I’m excited to welcome folks to the next Salamander virtual event happening on April 7th. Here are the deets:

WHAT: Salamander issue #53 Virtual Reading
WHEN: Thursday, April 7th: 6-7PM EST
WHO: Katie Marya, Nicole Simonsen, & Sara Elkamel
WHERE: Via Zoom! Register for this event at this link.
[Note: ASL interpretation will be provided at this event.]

Super-excited to be hosting these wonderful writers! Check out work by Katie Marya and Sara Elkamel as well as excerpts from the rest of issue #53 here.


Here’s to another week, y’all!

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