I’ve got two new poems up at IthacaLit that would love it if you paid them a visit. Last month, right after medi(t)ationscame out, my amazing work family hosted a book release party for me. I read these poems for the first time at that party and thanked the good people I work with for building a community where I felt comfortable enough to read the poems — and to write them. I feel like, since I started working here, I’ve written the most important poems of and to and in my life. These are two of those poems.
To continue the theme of school families, I’ve got a Fairy-Tale File up at the Fairy Tale Review. Each Fairy-Tale File takes a look at three versions of a fairy tale — or, in my case, a myth. I chose the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, which I learned to love through my Rilke class and learned to re-love through Arcade Fire’s Reflektor, which makes this a double shout-out to my alma mater, Sarah Lawrence College. Check it out here! And then you should totally watch Arcade Fire videos because they are awesome, even without cats.