Piece in Mixed Rice Zines + General Update

Mixed Rice Zines’ latest edition, Queering Friendships, is out now, and I have a piece in it. It’s probably the most emotionally vulnerable piece I’ve published yet, but I’m honored to share it.

To learn more about the Zine, you can check out its page here. Physical copies are available for $10, and digital PDF copies are available for $5. You can buy the Queering Friendships zine here, as well as Mixed Rice Zines’ other editions. All proceeds from this release will be donated to Black Trans/GNC/NB individuals.

As for a general update, I’m on summer vacation now and (thankfully) still healthy. All this really means is that I’ve been reading more, but also have been sleeping until noon more. I do have some writing and submissions planned, but I’m sure its understandable when I say that it’s a bit hard to focus right now.

Even so, I hope to get myself out there more soon. So thanks to everyone supporting me, and to those giving me the chance to put my writing out there. It truly means a lot.

Stay safe everyone!

Featured on Literary Ashland!

I was recently a guest on Literary Ashland, a radio show about writing hosted by Ed Battistella and Michael Niemann. We talked about how I got into writing, what I like to read, and I even shared two poems from my chapbook. It was a wonderful experience, and I’m truly honored that I was allowed this opportunity.

The interview is about thirty minutes long, and you can find, download, and listen to it on either the KSKQ website here, or Michael Niemann’s site here.

I’d like to thank Michael and Ed again for allowing me to participate in this. It still feels unreal to hear myself talking about writing and knowing others are listening, but no matter the case, I hope you enjoy it!

Long Time, No Post

Cover of Connected to…

The school year is back in session now, which means I’ve become swamped with work again. I’m so busy I couldn’t even scratch up a doodle for this post!

Summer ended up being a sort of small break from writing for me–I finally read all the journals I got from AWP19, though. So as my teacher likes to say, I may have not been actively writing nearly as much, but I was studying writing way more.

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Redesigned website + Published, again!

Site Logo by Amber McGee

If you’re reading this, then you’ve undoubtedly noticed already that the website has under gone a few changes, to put it lightly.

I’ve finally solidified what I want to get out of this site. From this point forward, it will operate more as a portfolio of sorts. This means that I’ll still upload writing (including book reviews), but it won’t be as often, as I want to put only the work I’m most proud of out here.

I’m still debating whether I want to go through recording audio of my writing with this new format, but if that does happen I’ll make a post about it to let y’all know.

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I’m Published!

The 2019 volume of Main Squeeze, Southern Oregon University’s anthology of student work, was released this week. It’s a wonderful showing of the creativity on campus. Oh, and I’m in it too.

Humble brag aside, I’m really thankful for the opportunity to be included in this project. Technically, this is my first time getting published anywhere (at least in a physical sense).

I won’t post the whole thing obviously, but let’s just say also that my poem stands out from the rest in an interesting way.

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AWP: A Wildly Portland Weekend

Oregon Convention Center by Amber McGee

This past week I got to experience my first Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference. It’s funny—before winter term, I had never heard of this event. Yet after my professors described it as “Comic Con for writers” I decided that I better go. Technically I’ve only been a Creative Writing major for one term, so compared to my classmates and everyone else at the conference I felt like a baby. Being 20 and unable to go to any readings or off-site events at bars helped with that too, but luckily it all worked out in the end. There’s so much I could talk about, but I’ll try to cover the panels I went to and any other big highlights.

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Update & Plans

Hi everyone, first of all I just wanted to say: thank you so much for all the feedback! This blog is already doing much better than I initially thought it would, and that means so much to me.

Unfortunately I’m making this post to say content will slightly slow down in the upcoming weeks due to finals and Spring Break travelling. If any of y’all are going to AWP in Portland, I’ll see ya there!

Right now my plan is to finish up a book review and post that, as well as post some work I did this most recent term. Hopefully I’ll find time in the upcoming term to produce some more up-to-date work and keep the content releases somewhat steady.

That’s all for now. Thank you again for the continued support!<3

Is This Thing On?

Hi all, and welcome to my new writing blog! Give yourself a moment to let the imaginary fanfare and cheers die down….And now continue reading.

To be honest, I have no idea how this all will work out. I’ve become accustom to sites like Tumblr when it comes to blogging, and the last time I used WordPress was in high school. Even so, I want this blog to at least be something, you know?

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