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 is forthcoming with Ghostbird Press in April 2022. Preorder your copy here.
Love Letter to the Best Bar in Queens
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 forthcoming at Beyond Words Literary Magazine in the July 2022 Issue.
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.
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.