An interview with me about The Book of Gothel appears online here and in the spring 2022 Fairy Tale issue of Enchanted Living, which also contains an excerpt from the beginning of the book! To read the excerpt, you can order the summer issue here or purchase it in brick-and-mortar bookstores in the U.S. YouContinue reading “Interview and excerpt from The Book of Gothel in Enchanted Living”
A manuscript buried in a Black Forest cellar reveals the truth behind the Rapunzel folktale.…
I’ve been sitting on this news for an unbearably long time, but now I’m finally able to shout it from the rooftops. My debut novel, The Book of Gothel, the secret history of the Rapunzel folktale as told by the witch, will be published in 2022 by Hachette Orbit/Redhook in the United States and OrbitContinue reading “The Book of Gothel–Forthcoming from Redhook and Orbit UK in 2022!”
I’m honored to have a poem, “Shake the Tree [Aschenputtel]” in the latest issue of Louisiana Literature. Here’s the issue where you can read the poem. Thanks to editor Jack Bedell for accepting my work!
Excited to see the first of my short stories set in near-future dystopian Louisiana in the December issue of Arkansas Review! Although this is a print publication, the story is being featured on the website, so you can read it by scrolling down and clicking the “Featured Content” button. The issue also features a greatContinue reading “New Story in Arkansas Review”
My poem, “The Mother Searches for Her Own Story,” appears in this week’s issue of Strange Horizons. This one is from the full-length poetry collection I’m working on, and I’m so honored to have it appear alongside a story by Rivqa Rafael and a poem by Ugonna-Ora Owoh. Check out the poetry podcast!
Last year, interviews and reviews editor at Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Sarah Ann Winn, invited me to interview poet Maggie Smith for their March issue. A big fan of Maggie Smith’s work, I eagerly agreed. It was such a pleasure to reread her two most recent collections, Good Bones and The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, and to have anContinue reading “Interview with Maggie Smith”
I had such a wonderful weekend presenting at the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference reading with Stacey Balkun, Sally Rosen Kindred, and Donna Vorreyer on “Reinventing Ever After: Women Reclaim the Fairy Tale in Poetry”…
Last summer, editor-in-chief Carolyn Turgeon invited me to write an article on St. Hildegard of Bingen for the medieval-themed winter issue of Faerie Magazine. Since I’d traveled to Bingen in 2014 to research Hildegard for THE BOOK OF GOTHEL, I was excited about the assignment. St. Hildegard is a fascinating, complicated figure. Over the past four years,Continue reading ““Hildegard of Bingen: Daughter of Light” in Faerie Magazine”
I’m so grateful to the National Endowment for the Arts, which funded the two-week fellowship and stipend I’ve received to Vermont Studio Center to work on my novel-in-progress, THE BOOK OF GOTHEL And of course, I’m grateful to my husband and daughter, who are always so supportive of me taking time for my work. IContinue reading “Back to Vermont Studio Center”
My poem, “Louisiana Disaster Recovery 3.0,” appears in the latest issue of Gulf Coast. I’m so grateful that it found a home in a journal so close to my hometown because it’s about the floods my family and friends suffered in the greater Baton Rouge area last fall. The poem was written for a multimedia dance/art/creative writing concertContinue reading ““Louisiana Disaster Recovery 3.0” in Gulf Coast”
I’m chairing the SFPA’s poetry contest, this year, and it opens today! First, second, and third place prizes will go to the best speculative poems in each of three length categories. All forms and styles of speculative poetry are accepted. You can read more about the contest rules on the official contest website. This year’s judge isContinue reading “SFPA Speculative Poetry Contest Opens Today!”
I received my contributors’ copies of Cimarron Review in this afternoon’s mail. It’s an honor to have two poems from the full-length poetry manuscript I’m working on appear alongside work by Karen Skolfield, Sidney Wade, and Edmund White. Highlights for me, in addition to work by the above-mentioned poets, included Katherine Kaufman’s prose poem, “The Foxes,” and Miriam Cohen’s wonderfullyContinue reading ““Der Froschkönig” and “The Frog Princess [Remix]” in Cimarron Review”
My prose poem, “Wolf Skin,” had its musical debut this week at the Baltimore Composers Forum concert with the original score by composer Elizabeth Skola Davis. Watch the video below to see the performance by Joseph Regan, tenor, and Tim McReynolds, piano! The lyrics originally appeared as a prose poem in the Los Angeles Review and asContinue reading “Wolf Skin at Baltimore Composers Forum”
I’ve been remiss in not writing about my wonderful experience at Frostburg Indie Lit Festival in October, where I was invited to be part of a panel on Fairy Tales Reimagined by Sarah Ann Winn. I stayed with a fabulous group of writers at a beautiful cabin in the mountains outside town, where the view on my morning runsContinue reading “Frostburg, Jackalope-Girl, and Rose Red Review”