books

Book excerpts

Last week, a friend read my three books back to back in reverse order. She read FEM and said she could tell I was sad. Then jumped to Abandonment Issues and said I should be publishing for real (she just read “Okay Whitegirl”). She read passages from Back Like I Never Left aloud to a […]

Links to 3 poems included in my next book, JACOB’S HIP

I’m about to put out this collection of poems that are about my family–me, my son, and his dad. It’s ten pieces about fighting to stay together through pregnancy, prison, and heartbreak. There’s sex and bedbugs and jail visitation and more. The title Jacob’s Hip references an all-night biblical fight between Jacob and an angel […]