"--oh, insane, ludicrous, unknowable world! Look how she wanted to live, look how she wanted to hold on". From the novel "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout. I haven't gotten very far but o my, o my... #afternoonreading #ilovebooks #novelsaremyfriends #olivekitteridge
Hello world. I turned 31, alone, on an airplane last Thursday. I juuuuust got home & this is what 31 feels like: a goofy hat, a grateful smile, & a bolo tie with a compass to help me to always find my way. Here's to another year being on this weird & wonderous world. I hope y'all keep spinnin' with me. 💯🎯
Homeward bound... after a hectic, glorius, and sleep-deprived week on the road.🎯✈🚗 #poetrytour #headinghome
Watching this band finish up sound check and then going to take the stage to about 500 college kids.... aaahhhhh wish me luck! ;):) #naca2017 #nacacentral #oklahomacity #poetrytour #poetry
Happy National Coming Out Day! I think it is only appropriate that my mom began labor with me on this day and out I popped a day later. I tried to find photos of my queer looking younger years, but instead all I had time to find were pics of me with a massive lopsided baby head, being dressed as a dairy cow for Halloween, and trying to tolerate my mom's obsession with dressing me in my least favorite color of all: pink.
From now through at least Saturday my days are going to look a lot like this due to a string of 5:40am flights... First stop Nicholas College tonight & then onward to Oklahoma City for the NACA Central conference! Although, someone goofed & actually got plane tickets to Tulsa... good thing I like driving & am getting to where I need to be a day early! 😉🚗✈ #poetrytour #earlymornings #travelingpoetry
This is an excerpt of something I wrote after Sandy Hook. & then I changed parts of it after Tamir Rice & Michael Brown. & then I changed parts of it after Pulse. & then I changed parts of it after Las Vegas. Which is to say, this piece will always be unfinished & each draft longer than the one before. Our addiction to guns is repulsive. The way the media covers these atrocities is disgusting. I know no other way than to try and write through something like this. I have too many poems about guns when I wish I had none at all.
First day of Fall tour! Heading to East Carolina State tonight and then conferences in Tulsa, Reno, and Hartford with some other universities mixed in-between. I've got my good luck travel token with me- the patron saint of travelers- to help me with my dislike of flying;)
Just finished this one for book club and what a fantastic read! I highly recommend it and would LOVE if it got taught in high school. Also, it will be turned into a movie hopefully by next year!
Just trying to have an afternoon snuggle nap with the little beastie but he isn't thrilled about it... #MaximusTheGreatDane #lazyafternoon
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