New Poem in Copper Nickel!

I’m so pleased to have a poem in the current issue of Copper Nickel, one of my all-time favorite journals. “Self-Portrait with Cable News, Graffiti, Weather” is another piece from my manuscript-in-progress, Wild Kingdom. It is also a product of my recent immersion in all things Larry Levis, who died in 1996 but whose influence continues to be […]

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What You Have Heard Is True

Today, in my poetry workshop, we took a look at Carolyn Forche’s iconic prose poem, “The Colonel,” which famously begins, “What you have heard is true.” I love to show young poets this text because it uses simple, clear, unadorned language to, well, punch the reader in the face. We trace the poem’s movements, as […]

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Summer’s End

Well, it has been a long, delicious summer of writing, walking the puppy around the neighborhood, and cooking all sorts of tasty new meals (all grain-free, sugar-free, bad-ingredient-free recipes). For the first time in many, many years, I feel rested, restored. In July, I started a reading journal to keep track of all the books […]

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A First Review of Dots & Dashes!

Dots & Dashes just got its first review! Nick Ripatrazone of The Millions looked at Dots & Dashes, along with six other “must-read” poetry collections published in August 2017: The heart of Dubrow’s poems originate from an autobiographical truth: her husband is a career Navy officer, so much of their marriage exists at a distance. While that subject is […]

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AWP, Here I Come!

Every year, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, otherwise known as AWP, holds its conference. I’ve been attending the conference for 15 years now; perhaps, it has been longer (I’m too lazy to sit down and do the math). The beginning of August is always a nerve-wracking time for those of involved in the […]

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A Goodreads Giveaway!

Starting July 31 and going through August 8, you can enter for a chance to win one of five signed copies of Dots & Dashes. So, visit the Dots & Dashes page on Goodreads to enter the giveaway.

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New Poem in The Southern Review!

Another poem from my manuscript-in-progress, Wild Kingdom, just came out in the summer issue of The Southern Review. “Sun Salutations with Betrayal and Departure” emerged from my recent obsession with Larry Levis’s long, narrative poems. I have been fascinated with Levis’s ability to tell extended stories while also sustaining a lyric voice, vivid imagery that is rooted in the physical world […]

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New Review of Still Life with Poem!

In October 2016, as I was just beginning to settle into my new life in Texas, Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse, was released. This is the second anthology that I have co-edited with the wonderful poet (and my dear friend) Lindsay Lusby. As with our previous collaboration, The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary […]

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