I released Linchips, a poetry pamphlet, on the 28th of September, and followed it up with my second pamphlet, Flinch, on October 1st.
Linchpins is a selection of my strongest poems tackling themes of fertility, femininity, and finding yourself, and Flinch is darker, looking at fairytale twists, personal mythologies, and brutal facts.
Copied below in the title poem from Linchpins:
Swiss army wife–
no cape, no mask,
(maybe an apron).
like all good superheroes.
like those scissors in that drawer.
You know the drawer for
all the things you could ever need
that don’t quite fit
Those scissors, stuffed
far away in the back, are dull
from years of duty–cutting
time, food, corners;
hair, clothes, and card.
The universe would self-destruct
if the pin ever managed to pull loose, but
how long before
anyone would notice?