Books

Books

 

LUXURY, BLUE LACE (Autumn House, 2019)
Chosen by Richard Siken for the 2018 Rising Writer Prize

Order from Autumn House, IndieBound, Amazon, or from Women & Children First, the Chicago bookstore I grew up in; or order the audio book.
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(Feature on 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR)

“An extraordinary debut…a work of rare beauty and thoughtfulness.”
(Publishers Weekly starred review)
“…stay[s] in the reader’s mind long after the final page”
(The Adroit Journal)
“Expansive, generous, deeply considered, and highly lyric, this book, with its transformations and overlaps, astounds.”
(Richard Siken, author of Crush, 2018 Rising Writer Prize Judge)
“This stunning, canny debut…at once luxuriously lyric and theoretically rich, attuned to the heady ambivalence of gender, genre, and time”
(Cameron Awkward-Rich, author of Sympathetic Little Monster)
“The poems linger beautifully on these delicate, precise precipices of knowing and unknowing, and the wet mouth of the desire to remake, never tipping over into folly or disarray. Instead, they are graceful. And so tender.”
(Dawn Lundy Martin, author of Good Stock Strange Blood)

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METEORITES (DoubleCross Press, 2018)
Limited-edition letterpress chapbook & finalist for the inaugural Chautauqua Janus Prize for Innovative Prose (Order) (Excerpt) (Interview)

“…this generous, remarkable chapbook might “hold the dysphoria in a clean line,” but it refuses to reconcile multiplicity and variance with normativity.” (Brian Teare)
Bloof Books 2018 Recommended Reading