Hey all. Just a couple pieces of news to share.
- In a couple weeks (Saturday, July 22 to be exact), I’ll be reading at The Second Reader Bookshop with some other poets including Jason Baldinger, Steve Brightman, and Jenni Skelton. The reading is from 7-9 and I’m first in the lineup. Yay.
- I’m moving to Pittsburgh at the end of the summer, at which point my life will (hopefully) consist of more than just laying in my childhood bedroom watching other people live their lives on social media.
- Two of my poems recently got picked up by Pennsylvania English. They’re not available yet, but I’ll let you know when they are!
- At the end of this month, I’m leaving the US for the very first time and taking a quick trip to Canada. I know that’s not super revolutionary or exciting, and there are people my age who have spent months living alone in foreign countries by now, but I’m not one of those people and this is really big for me.
I’m not going to lie, the post-grad depression has been Very Real. (And also, it started way before I was post-grad, so maybe I should stop making excuses and just call it depression, I don’t know.) While none of these things are going to completely fix my life, having some good news and tangible progress to share for once has definitely taken the edge off. It feels like I’m finally crawling out of the slump, and whether that’s actually true or not, I welcome the excuse to believe it, if only for a little while.
That’s all I got right now in terms of Content. I’ve been trying to get back on the poetry wagon since I’ve been away for almost a month. Truthfully, I’ve also been spending a lot of time watching Gossip Girl and just sort of staring at the poetry wagon and waiting for someone else to put me back on it. I’m sure the tides will shift again soon and this site will return to its regularly-scheduled Angsty Programming.
You know you love me (and my very obscure early 00’s CW drama references). XOXO…