Very pretty new issue of Berkeley Poetry Review arrived in the mail with a poem of mine 🍓
I have an essay on disordered eating, sexuality, and the limited and destructive depictions of women's bodies in porn in the spring/summer issue of The Thought Erotic. I would be honored if you checked it out.
Timber's brand new winter issue is here, and it's AWESOME. Featuring work by Amin Erfani, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Sofija Canavan, Matt Rowan, Willy Palomo, Amy Orazio, Jacqui Sommerman, Elisaveta Bozmarova, Daniel Manchego-Badiola, Brandon Shimoda, Tyler Barton, Justin Brouckaert, Doug Paul Case, Bonnie Chau, and Scherezade Siobhan.
This Heather Christle poem making me feel things today.
The Thought Erotic is my friend and colleague's beautiful magazine, devoted to sexuality and gender. Check them out, and consider submitting your poetry, fiction, essays, articles, artwork, ideas, etc regarding all kinds of sexuality. They are currently open for submissions!
One of the things I'm doing right now is editing poetry for University of Colorado's Timber Journal. This week we are rolling out our fall issue, and today's work includes haunting pieces by Carrie Bennett and Alan Ziegler. Check it out!
"'Pleasure is a great guide to what you should be doing next,’ the critic Helen Vendler has said. And, assuming you don’t get your jollies from eating McDonalds fries in bulk or torturing endangered animals, I think this is fantastic advice. Instead of focusing, preemptively, on the ways you might be failing as a writer, or becoming obsessed with outcomes, your vision of your novel’s cover art and ISBN and ectoplasmic blurb from the exhumed corpse of Gore Vidal, why not make it your goal… to take pleasure in the process itself? I can vouch for the efficacy of this approach."
Karen Russell (via writingquotes)