Best New Poets 2014 Nomination!

The good people at Rattle have shown me incredible fellowship and support once again, this time by nominating "Crown for a Young Marriage" for inclusion in the Best New Poets 2014 anthology. This year's judge is Dorianne Laux; I hope she digs it! I know I've said it a million times, but I feel so fortunate to have fallen in with the Rattle crowd. I'm excited to meet editor Tim Green in Los Angeles May and to thank him in person for championing my work. And the kind emails I've received from the magazine's readers have blown me away. It's really wonderful to know that people from all over the place are reading my poems and finding them meaningful.

Ok, enough feelings. Here's a picture of me on the bus dressed as a hot dog:

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