a long time ago, Megan Falley challenged me to get 100 poetry rejections in a year. i didn't get very far because a lot of life things came up & got in the way of me sending work out, including my own procrastination. i am starting this challenge over again. this is my year of pursuance. that said, what better way to start off the Quest to 100 with a kind rejection from the good folks / planets over at Split Lip?
super excited to announce that i will be reading poems in Bag End. no, really. it's a new / continuation of a series of potluck house shows in Worcester, MA. i will be performing alongside Ava Marie, Lady Queen Paradise, Jon the Archivist, Organs & The Weight We Carry, as well as fellow poet Jack Cavanaugh. will be adding to the schedule soon!
i don't know if i am serious about quitting - i don't even like using the word quit because every time i have said, i'm quitting, i end up buying a pack that same day. maybe it's too final & scary to say it, so i'll say, i'm taking a break. being in good health & practicing clean living is important to me. this is the last bad habit i have left to break - aside from drinking coffee, but coffee won't kill me. who knows? maybe i'll pick up another pack tonight when i go to the market. or maybe this is a start.
friends & fellow artists Native Wildlife just released their self-titled EP, which will sadly be their final release. you can listen to it here. there is a farewell show at Cuisine en Locale in Somerville, MA (3 May 2015, 5:30 pm) alongside some good friends - Aviator, Au Revoir, Deathdealer., Atsuko Chiba, & William James. don't forget to bring lots of tissues.
but since i'm not in eighth grade anymore, could also be used to describe this website - brand sparklin' new. i'm still working on it, so please stick around during sound check.