I have been blogging on and off for 16 years. Before settling on this WordPress site, I cycled through Xanga, Livejournal, Tumblr, and Blogger, among other blogging platforms. Reading and writing have always been my window into the greater world & my way of finding community. The first poem I remember writing was a persona … Continue reading Why I Haven't Been Blogging
I'm this month's featured poet over at Atticus Review! Many thanks to their poetry editor Michael Meyerhofer for kind words, enthusiasm, and for being a generally lovely human.
Yesterday, I spent over two hours injecting cancer cells into mice, looking through a glass barrier in full, identity-erasing protective gear. As I did this, I listened to a Longform interview with Wesley Yang, of "Paper Tigers" fame. When the Longform hosts introduced him, they noted how unique he is among their interviewees in his … Continue reading Immortality, lost and not quite found
My essay is out in The New York Times, and in the process, I got to talk to Daniel Jones on the phone, after years of reading his words and edits. Since then, I have been on the receiving end of so much love from friends, acquaintances, and kind strangers. That has filled at least a few … Continue reading Love and light at the end of the tunnel
Woohoo! Our podcast The Bone Lab is listed as "New and Noteworthy" on iTunes! Check out the first episode here. This past weekend, we also went to Mission Science Workshop, and I interviewed some really smart and interesting people, including a 9-year-old who was unwittingly telling me about circuits. As for my creative writing projects, … Continue reading Update: The Bone Lab + forthcoming publications
I've just gotten back from a science communication conference called ComSciCon, started a few years ago by some really awesome astro PhD students at Harvard. I am totally blown away by their initiative in putting together what is now an annual national conference and the crazy amount of time they put into this while simultaneously … Continue reading Back from ComSciCon!
I finally went to workshop again last Monday, and at the end, David asked me where my book was. I wasn't planning to put together a chapbook particularly soon, but then I went through all of my poems, did some editing and submitting, and realized I had ~80 workshopped poems from the past few years. After paring … Continue reading Update: putting together the chapbook!