“Before the Deployment” on Boston Public Radio!
Recently, as a way of commemorating Memorial Day, poet Richard Blanco read and discussed one of my poems (along with pieces by Yusef Komunyakaa and Bruce Weigl!)–on Boston Public Radio. “Before the Deployment” comes from my third collection, Stateside, which was published by Northwestern University Press in 2010. Stateside looks at the before, during, and after of a deployment and is the first book in what has become my military spouse trilogy. I was so honored to have Blanco talk about my work; it amazes me that Stateside continues to impact readers, more than a decade after its initial publication. If you’re interested, you can listen to the whole radio broadcast here.