Guest Blog for the Association of Mormon Letters
Mr. Andrew Hall asked me to write a note regarding the creation of Down Their Spears, which can be read here. I really enjoyed the opportunity to think back about how the poem came about, especially memories of some of my former professors. I'm very grateful to the AML for the chance to talk about my poem.
Dante's Commedia Presentation
In December I was invited to present some themes of Dante's Divine Comedy to Mrs. Sterner's advanced literature course at Oskaloosa High School. I worked to show how some of the concerns regarding reading and writing revealed in the Comedy were relevant to the school's current reevaluation of school-library holdings.
Essay for Paideuma
I was invited to write an article on contemporary poetry. I used the space to comment on several of Todd Boss's poems. Even though the essay turned out longer than originally planned, the issue is planned for later this coming winter.
IPA Poetry Workshop
IPA Seminar on Publishing
Triggerfish Critical Review, Guest Editor, Issue #26
WPU Poetry Infusion
Iowa Poetry Association Readings
Down Their Spears Published
Pushcart Prize Nomination