Am I doing a March update a quarter of the way into April? Yes. I have no idea where March went, although I’m pretty sure it was consumed by a flurry of late nights at work. The recommended reading list is a bit shorter this month because of a lack of reading time, so I just combined the update and the list in one post.
1) Poem published in Liminality Magazine.
“inventory: the ghosts in the bedroom” was published in the spring issue of Liminality Magazine. I’m in spectacular company here and get to share the issue with Nolan Liebert, Chloe N. Clark, Aaron Boothby, and S. Qiouyi Lu, among others. I highly recommend you read them all. This is probably one of the best TOC’s I’ve ever been a part of.
2) Poem published in Reality Hands.
I had some work solicited for inclusion in the ninth issue of Reality Hands. “how to exacerbate the mundane” can be read here. I’m also in some really great company here, so be sure to check out the rest of the writers including S. Kay, Carmen Brady, Luis Neer, and more.
3) Sing That Like Dovesong Workshop.
I was lucky enough to be accepted into Winter Tangerine’s week-long workshop for writers of colour, and while it was an intensive week, it was also one of the most valuable learning experiences I’ve ever had. Being in a supportive community filled with so many other extremely talented POC writers was a huge motivator and source of inspiration for me.
Not only that, but being in an environment where we were explicity encouraged to explore our identities in our writing, where we knew that it was a safe space to do so, is something I have never had the fortune of being able to do before. I’ve read the work of so many talented writers in this workshop, and learned so much. It was an extremely rewarding and productive experience.