I’ll be doing readings and book signings each day of the AWP Conference in Seattle. If you are planning to be at the conference, please come say hello. It would be great to catch up!
The Education Game
I am the guest expert on The Education Game podcast this week and got to talk with Matt Barnes and Scott Van Beck about writing, student-centered education, Writers in the Schools (WITS), and parenting. It was great fun! We talked about texting, journaling, how to get kids to love reading, and even my new book… Continue reading The Education Game
Favorite Books 2020
The pandemic provided us time. Here are six books I read and loved in 2020. #favoritebooks
Riffing on Reading Novels, the Longer the Better
Ever had a “damp, drizzly November” in your soul? Check out my essay about reading, listening, pandemic, isolation, and self-healing on RIFF, a publication by Writers at Large. Huge thanks to Thea Temple and the editors at RIFF.
“We Holy Thieves” Posted by Headmistress Press
Headmistress Press posted a video of me reading “We Holy Thieves,” a poem from Teeth & Teeth (2018). Thanks to the editors for continuous support of the published poets!
Where the Arts Collide: Color:Story Exhibition Opens Saturday
Color:Story 2019 is art exhibit that exemplifies this concept– that the arts, when combined, create something greater than the sum of their parts. Artists Leslie Gaworecki and Marlo Saucedo asked poets to submit their work for this project. They chose seventeen writers and created paintings based on the selected poems. The opening for Color:Story 2019… Continue reading Where the Arts Collide: Color:Story Exhibition Opens Saturday
Teeth & Teeth Named “Best Loved” Book of 2018
In the realm of good news, Teeth & Teeth made the list of “Best Loved Books in 2018,” according to Headmistress Press. Thank you to everyone who purchased the book. I’m very grateful to Natalie Diaz, who selected it for publication.
Interview on NPR
My thanks to Catherine Lu for creating a beautiful radio piece about my poetry to close out National Poetry Month at Houston Public Media. You can hear the story here. It’s part of a month-long series about Houston poets called Voices & Visions.
Book Signing at #AWP18 in Tampa
I’ll do two book signing stints for two new chapbooks at #AWP18 in Tampa. Both will be on Thursday, March 8th, the first day of the conference. I’ll be signing Dear Red Airplane at the University of Houston booth #1225 at 12 noon. If you’re at the Bookfair, please come thru! It would be great… Continue reading Book Signing at #AWP18 in Tampa
A Box Full of Teeth
A big box of my new chapbook arrived this week. I’m still feeling completely stunned by it. Teeth & Teeth is the winner of the Charlotte Mew Prize, selected by poet Natalie Diaz and published by Headmistress Press. Here’s how Ching-In Chen describes it: Robin Reagler’s Teeth & Teeth is a wild-mouthed dispatch from the… Continue reading A Box Full of Teeth
NYC Recast as a City of Women
From The New Yorker magazine: What if the New York City subway map paid homage to some of the city’s great women? I love this map from Rebecca Solnit’s new book, Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (University of California Press, 2016) which was co-edited by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. Like so many of life’s most… Continue reading NYC Recast as a City of Women
MAYDAY Magazine’s LGBTQ Issue
The most recent issue of MAYDAY Magazine features LGBTQ poets, writers, and artists. Heartfelt thanks to the guest editors, Chad Dimock and Amy King, for including my poem “The Heights” in this issue.
NaPoWriMo 2014 Begins Today
If you are planning to writing a poem a day in April, there are sources of inspiration all around. Starting in the most obvious place, check out the NaPoWriMo site. You will find everything you need to get started. Add your blog to the list of participants and join the community of writers. There… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2014 Begins Today
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has gained momentum over the past decade, and a number of best-selling novels–Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern– began in this veritable boot camp for writers. The appeal lies in the short intense nature of the project, with the product being a 50,000 word first… Continue reading Writing, Promptly
50 States, 50 Novels: Some Great American Novels
Originally posted on Qwiklit:
It is impossible to contain all of the United States of America in one novel. From Alabama to Wyoming, there is little to connect every work here except for the fact that they are, well, American. But if you’re currently sitting on your front porch, looking for an escape to anywhere…