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The strings of bullet seeds dangle like green jewels in opulent bunches on the biggest and healthiest ones, under the wind-battered specimens the seed strings lie on the ground, trampled.

“People all over the city notice these trees” the guide says. Less alone am I, for being a person among others, noticing all over the city.

My chapbook Forestwish won the 2021 Birdhouse Chapbook Prize and came out with Ghostbird Press in April 2022. Order your copy here.

See the events page or sign up for my mailing list to find out about book launch events.

Love Letter to the Best Bar in Queens

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It’s raining, but we are not made of sugar. It’s raining so hard that the bright blue edifice is a blur, an indigo eye bathed in tears... 

Essay at Beyond Words Literary Magazine in the June 2022 Issue.

Stranger Prayer


I tried prostrating myself on the floor. I asked for things. I wept. I lit candles. My atheist friends lit candles... 

Read more at KtB Magazine.

Five-Foot Fifty-Dollar Green Beauty


The sight of your friends’ faces illuminated by hot light, standing in a circle as flames leap into the air, as needles crackle and burst, as sparks fly, this image will stay with you... Read more at KtB Magazine.

Eating Alone

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I'm the coeditor of Eating Alone, a collaborative chapbook anthology of essays and poems. Forthcoming in 2022 with Clotheslines, a new literary journal that explores what it means to be in relation.

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