A Poem Miasma

  • January 19, 2017 A real live ghost

    I don't go in much for quantifying my behavior or experiences. Not for me the Fitbit, the Foursquare, the daily selfie. The one exception is my regularly updated Goodreads

  • November 15, 2016 Picking mushrooms at the edge of dread

    The shock of the recent election can't be ignored. I've spent the past week in grief. Still, "the sun shone / as it had to

  • September 01, 2016 Holding the living

    We have this dog now. His name is Basil and he is the most perfect being ever to lick his own butt. Having a dog has made me more attentive to the texture of the ground: what smells and sensations mig...

  • May 31, 2016 The slump experiments

    Lately I've been in a writing slump. Nothing strikes me as poem-worthy; I struggle to get started and seek out as many distractions as possible. Recently, I rediscovered a useful set of starting point...

  • April 20, 2016 In a word, a world

    The week that David Bowie died was also the week that C.D. Wright died. Maybe you had this experience, too: going into public spaces and being surprised at the universal Bowie background music. C.D. W...

  • January 18, 2016 Bad poetry, oh noetry

    The only time I was ever called out in a rap battle, I was wearing a Toothpaste for Dinner t-shirt with the little wobbly guy shouting "shut up shut up shut up." The MC referenced "homegirl's shirt te...

  • December 18, 2015 Loss and surprises

    My beloved email address (erin (at) ibiblio dot org) is sending spam. Having this happen feels to me like a great loss — a disaster. So I'm thinking often of One Art

  • November 15, 2015 Keep telling me what to do

    I like poems that tell you what to do. They satisfy my inclination to speak in the second person when I write poems, talking to a "you" that's always partly me. But I *love* poems that poke holes in w...

  • October 14, 2015 entwined / little red knife

    I'm having a hard time being in my head lately which means I have a hard time writing. (Which is to say: this will be a short message.) Still, I made a poem that's about having a hard time being in yo...

  • September 22, 2015 In other homes

    I have a story in Story Club Magazine . It’s about where I’m from. I hope you’ll read it; I’d love to hear what you thi...