I'm a poet, essayist, and recently I started two separate fiction stories. I cannot stay on one project for too long, so I tend to have several going at once. Currently, I'm seeking to publish a poetry chapbook I've written called Heaven Is Now, and I am working on another poetry manuscript of undetermined length.
It has been my privilege to help bring several literary works into the world:
Penultimate Human Constellation: A father and son converse in poems, 21 August 2018.
Listen Here, Jackalope: A Tolsun Books Anthology, 26 March 2019.
Why I Didn’t Go to Your Funeral, poetry, 21 May 2019.
Some Places Worth Leaving, stories, 12 February 2020.
Devil’s Lake, poetry, 11 August 2020.
Groundscratchers, stories, 19 October 2021.
A Sentimental Hairpin, poetry, 7 December 2021.
Power in the Tongue, hybrid, 14 June 2022.
Incendiary Devices, stories, 14 March 2023.
(Forthcoming) You Cannot Forbid the Flower, fiction, 15 August 2023.
I greatly enjoy doing audiobook narration and have been narrating on Audible on and off since 2016. Since a controlled environment is necessary to record audio of quality, I have not always been able to create such spaces, and so my list of credits isn't as long as I'd like. I hope to begin recording again toward the end of 2023.
Someday You'll Be My Wife
Way back in the spring of 2015, I sat down with the members of Tigerman and we brainstormed ideas for a music video for their song, "Someday You'll Be My Wife." By June, we had a script, and by the end of July, we had begun shooting. Even though the band were in the midst of music festival season, we still shot intermittently throughout the summer and completed principle photography in early October. We screened a sneak preview at Triumph Brewery in New Hope, PA, and then went back in for visual effects. On April 16, 2016, less than one year after we began, we proudly premiered what had grown into a music short film.
"Someday You'll Be My Wife" has screened at the New York City Independent Film Festival, NewFilmmakers New York, and Golden Door Film Festival among others, and is a Gold Cindy Award winner.
It started with a blog, and a basic sense of feeling fed-up with the stigma of menstruation.
This became my Twitter campaign, #tweetyourperiod. I wanted to open a dialogue. I wanted to change the conversation, or lack thereof, about an event that over half the population goes through, has gone through, or will go through, monthly. It was important to me to be as open as possible, no matter how uncomfortable that might make me. The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive and galvanizing for this #RedSummer 2016 campaign, with coverage in Self, Bustle, Refinery29, HelloGiggles, Yahoo! UK, Metro UK, Metro (Netherlands), and others.