Exciting News: A New Chapbook! A Video!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_uEarz1B0E I have some exciting news to share! This summer Coast|NoCoast, an independent press based in Seattle, is publishing my new chapbook, "Facing the Mirror: An Essay." The chapbook is a long prose poem concerning the mirror, its history, and my fraught relationship with it as someone who struggles with a mental disorder known as …

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Who Says It’s Over?

I don't feel like a very patriotic person these days. I'm not proud of America—neither now nor of our past. I don't really understand what American culture is and, when I do, it makes me sad and angry to think that foreigners associate Americans with loud, pushy, short-sentenced, nouveau riche, white men. At a Gillian …

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What I’ve Learned about Forgiveness

In light of the #metoo movement, I've come across some interesting discussions about the role of forgiveness--whether it's an outdated concept, what its utility even is, who gets to give and receive it. I've been on this long road of forgiveness for a few years myself, and I've done some helpful reading on the topic, …

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