~Mice & Gravy~

I was listening to Pat Humphries and my cat was hungry. Lately she has been boycotting kibble and demanding wet food ...

Good news & bad news …

At my publisher's suggestion, I'm giving in and registering for an Amazon Author Page. Headmistress Press is an independent publisher of lesbian*-identified poetry (note: this includes poetry by bi+ women, trans women, non-binary people, and Two-Spirit people) and hopefully my Author Page will make it easier for people to find and order my book and …

Medieval Women Poets in Translation

I've compiled this woefully incomplete list of medieval women's poetry in translation partly as self-promotion and partly in order to share resources. Additions are welcome. Happy #WITMonth, everyone! Classical Arabic, 4000 BCE – 1492 CE Abdullah al-Udhari, tr. & ed. Classical Poems by Arab Women. Saqui Books, 1999. Hebrew, 10th – mid-15th centuries Shirley Kaufman, …

An interview with Marissa Higgins in Ms.

Marissa Higgins and I interviewed each other as the fourth installment in "The Lesbian Poets of Headmistress Press," a series of conversations between Headmistress poets, on Ms. Magazine's blog. *LBT women & non-binary poets, SUBMIT your manuscripts to the Charlotte Mew Contest, awarded annually through Headmistress Press! This year's judge is Ching-In Chen.*

Old English > “Middle French” > Modern English

I have a double translation in Doublespeak! The original is an Old English riddle; I adapted it into "Middle French" octosyllabic couplets and then translated my own adaptation into Modern English iambic tetrameter. Thank you to the editors, especially Shailly Pandey and Yehudith Dashevsky, who encouraged me to submit!