I'm a big fan of Luna Luna Magazine and poet Joanna Valente and was thrilled that she interviewed me about The Birth Creatures for Luna Luna. You can read my answers to questions about pregnancy and the process and style that shaped The Birth Creatures here.
I have two new poems in Issue Nine of Posit that you can read here.
"Resolutions" was written at the beginning of 2015, when I was thinking a lot about the quietness and safeness of my writing and how I wanted that to change (which, I think, it has for the better). Nothing wrong with quietness in writing in general, but in my case, there was a comfort level in my creative space contributing to that, and I've recognized a need to step outside of it if I want to improve my craft.
"A Spill on the Grid" explores a similar theme and is another one of my "Malala poems" - I've always been fascinated by her father's encouragement of her outspokenness, as it contrasts what I was more or less instructed to do when I was her age, and I look to her courage and intelligence often when navigating a more outspoken creative path for my own writing.
Big thanks to Susan Lewis and Bernd Sauermann for including me in this issue.