“Menstruation Initiation Ritual”

I’m so excited to have this poem in the Spring Issue of Rust + Moth!  The impetus of this poem was thinking about how most American girls don’t get any sort of ritual to mark their first menstruation, and that it is a time of confustion, shame and often total silence, which was pretty much…

Short Essay about my poem “The Florist Thinks”

Click here to read my short blog post in North American Review that was inspired by my meditation on the poem, “The Florist Thinks” which will be published in their Winter 2019 Issue. After the acceptance of said poem, I reflected back on all that has happened since I wrote the bare bones draft of…