I’m so excited to announce that my novella Glue will be out from Lazy Fascist Press this November!
“Glue is a novella about loss, family, and the things that hold us together. It’s a devastating little book, and I can’t wait for all of you to read it.”
– Editor/ Lazy Fascist head hancho Cameron Pierce
July is Ladies Month at Dead End Follies and interviewer/reviewer Benoit Lelievre sat down for a chat with me about Ladybox Books, women in publishing, and whatever else I felt I needed to shout about.
CLICK HERE to check it out!
I met a lot of people when I attended AWP to represent Ladybox Books and one of them invited me to be a guest on their podcast.
Click HERE to listen to it and hear me talk about Ladybox Books, publishing, and my gross overuse of the word “um.”
I revisit the Blue Album
because I loved it so much
More than once I’ve loved a song dearly
before it gained any real meaning to me
“Your drug is a heart breaker/
My love is a life taker”
Lyrics I loved
Until I listened once
for the first time in years
“My love is a life taker”
I’ve slept with at least two men
who are now dead. I thought
And started the song over.
I took a series of photos of what I looked like
in the morning when I’d just woken up.
My hair, always a mess
because I move around a lot in my sleep.
In some of them
I’m still drunk from the night before.
In some of them
the background changes
from the bathroom in my old apartment
with the paper-thin walls
to the pastel green with white trim
of my ex-whatever’s bathroom.
My eyeliner is still on
smeared all around my eyes
because I didn’t take it off
like I always do at home
because I wasn’t at home
I was with some dude.
In one photo I’m wearing his t-shirt
my eyes are barely open
and in several of them
I still look hammered.
I was sitting on a barstool
next to this guy
who fancies himself
some kind of outlaw cowboy,
but was really just another suburban drunk,
showing him the photos in my phone
and he laughed
and told me
he didn’t know why
but it was kind of hot.
Where I should have seen a red flag,
I saw my in.
Just for fun, here is most of that collection of photos. From a time when I was blonde, drunk, and had terrible judgment.