The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Conference Just Released Their 2021 CFP

Heads up, y’all! The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML) is accepting proposals though January 1 for the spring 2021 symposium. This a great conference for a couple reasons: 1) SSML is a small and welcoming organization, and (2) you can propose a reading of creative work (as well as critical work, if that’s your jam), which makes it a great way to get a conference presentation on your CV.

Take a look at the CFP here.


Who Doesn’t Love Conferences?

Ah, conference season. So fun! Am I right?

If you happen to be in Binghamton, NY,  April 27th  drop into the Writing by Degrees Conference hosted by the English Department at BU.  I’ll be presenting “Transclass Poetry: Witness from the Liminal Space.”

AND if you’re interested in Midwestern literature, I’ll be presenting selections from my collection Home / Sick at the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Annual Symposium  on Friday, May 17, at Michigan State University.

See you there!

New Poem

Fun Punch is up over at the super fantastic online journal Anti-Heroin Chic. There are so many things I love about this journal, but the thing I love best is the editor’s gift for pairing an original image with each poem. The sum is greater, as they say. (Thanks, James.)

Spring is springing slowly but surely. Several projects are taking an equally plodding pace over here at Writing Headquarters. I carry on, though, as should you. Type on, my loves.