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December 30

Urban Naturalism Poetry Workshop

Studio Hauptli | Berkeley, CA

December 21

The Academy of American Poets published House of McQueen on poets.org.

October 30-December 5

Urban Naturalism Poetry Workshop | Chicago, IL

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“The Last Gardener of Aleppo” accepted for inclusion in the anthology of The Eloquent Poem (working title) edited by Gabriel Fried and Elise Paschen (2019, Persea Books).

I’m honored to have been asked to judge the fourth annual Hillary Gravendyk Prize poetry book competition for the Inlandia Institute. 


Tupelo Quarterly nominated “Bespoke” in TQ11 for inclusion in Best of the Net.

Notification of Illinois Arts Council Literary Award of $1,000.

September 17-23

Bread Loaf in Sicily Workshop with Linda Gregerson; I received funding to attend this workshop from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

July 15

Poetry Workshop: Writing the Unexpected ||

Studio Hauptli | Berkeley, CA

April 21

Reception for City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs IAP Grant Recipients

6pm, Chicago Cultural Center, Lake FX CreativeCon

April 20

Reading with Willow Review
7 PM, College of Lake County, Grayslake Campus


“Featured Poet” in Kettle Blue Review Q&A and four poems from HOUSE OF MCQUEEN

JMWW published five poems from HOUSE OF MCQUEEN on their daily website and blog

March 27 – April 21

City/Citizen Poetry Workshop | Chicago, IL

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Tupelo Quarterly published “Bespoke” in TQ11 (the editors shortlisted it for their “Call and Response” poetry contest.

Rock & Sling published “reaching out across the airwaves” (thought transcript of Virginia Thomas when she left a voicemail for Anita Hill).


The Boiler Journal published two sections from the poem “Frida’s Walls That Vibrate” in their Winter issue.

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