Resistance poem featured in Scoundrel Time

Back in the 2000s, I didn't think I could be any angrier at our national political scene. It was the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Rove era. Remember that? My outrage was toddler-sized compared to the past three years... I was mad at Washington, mad at women, in general, who I didn't think were protesting enough or at all, and …

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Essay “What A Bullet Can Do” wins 2019 Maine Literary Award!

On June 13th, Maine writers, readers, editors, publishers, and librarians gathered at the Bangor Public Library for the announcement of the 2019 Maine Literary Awards. I was there to meet and mingle with the Maine writing community and to find out if “What A Bullet Can Do” was a winner in the short nonfiction category… …

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Michele Filgate at Portsmouth Public Library

I had a wonderful time last night hearing Michele Filgate in conversation with Liberty Hardy about Michele's new anthology What My Mother And I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence, one of the most highly-anticipated books out this spring. The anthology includes work by Alexander Chee, Carmen Maria Machado, Melissa Febos, Kiese Laymon, …

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Short Nonfiction Finalist in 2019 Maine Literary Awards!

I'm so excited to share that one of my essays is a finalist for a 2019 Maine Literary Award!! The annual awards are one of the many ways the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance supports the literary community of Maine. I submitted two essays, and I'm not sure which one made it to the final …

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Gearing back up

Hey, there. It's been a tumultuous couple of weeks. My parents have been struggling with health issues, my mom especially. I've just returned from PA after helping out there and I'm so grateful to my employer for the chance to be there with my family. While it's hard to be so far away, things have …

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