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The Story Behind “The Damage”

In which Emma has a dream come true and talks about it for you. AND MAKES HER SUMMARY RHYME. Continue reading

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Sometimes things are exciting …

In which Emma talks about some Seriously Exciting Things and gives so many links your head may explode with all the awesome. Continue reading

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Malificae, Or Why Josh Groban Should Probably Marry Me.

In which Emma makes a Very Major Announcement and once again declares her love for Josh Groban. Continue reading

A brief break from the poetry / A festival of linkage / Academic inquiries / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / All-around amazing people / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / awesome presses / Brief Updating / chapbooks / disagreeable/agreeable / Emily Dickinson = The Ultimate / Emma marvels at the wonder that is winter / Georgetown College / Gertrude Stein (feline version) / How Emily Dickinson changed (saved?) my life / How the iPhone changed my life / Inquiries into academics / mullings and ramblings / My meowing roommates / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / On the book and putting it together / Poetry Rock Stars / poetry superheroes / Queens of Poetry / random musings / readings / Snow days / where are you going where have you been / Where I Often Travel / witches in stitches / wonders and apparitions

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

In which Emma offers a great many links to what she’s reading on the Interwebs. Continue reading

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On the eighth day of Christmas, Emma writes a book review . . .

In which Emma discusses the difficulties, dangers, and delight of writing a book review. Continue reading

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“Feel like letting my freak flag fly / Oh I feel like I owe it to someone”

In which Emma fights various permutations of The Man. Continue reading

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A Healthy Dose of Shameless Self-Promotion

In which Emma announces the debut of her chapbook, The Sad Epistles, and offers the first poem she’s written since September, which shall soon vanish. Continue reading

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Some Brief Updating, From The Midst Of The Pre-Spring Break Blitz

It is my absolute pleasure to announce that The Sad Epistles is out and available from Dancing Girl Press!  I got my copies last week, and the book is beautiful, if I do say so myself — Kristy Bowen, as always, has done a magnificent job putting it together!  Dancing Girl is also offering a … Continue reading

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I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

In which Emma offers many well-deserved plugs for fabulous people, places, poets, and projects. Continue reading