It was an unexpected surprise to find myself on the longlist for CV2’s 2018 Young Buck Poetry Prize (for real—a friend texted me about it and I was like huh??? I am??? Always a fun way to find out nice things).
The longlisted poem, “Just Desserts,” is something new and uncharacteristic for me. It’s a straightforward narrative lyric poem, which might be a safe zone or sweet spot for some, but is usually an uncomfortable and risky space for me.
It’s a welcomed push to continue with the new and to take personal risks—not only formal ones.
I, I, I,
Poet. Chapbook: Interzones (2015). Currently: All Day I Dream About Sirens (2019).