I have three new poems in the Winter issue of TLR: The Literary Review. The issue’s theme is “Flight: Never Land.”
“We have two poems from Lindsay Tigue this month that combine imagery and history to create forceful narratives. In subjects such as the weight of snow or an abandoned house, facts and images build toward a climax of emotion that leaves me reeling. These poems are both crafted and instinctual. ‘This place / of silt and clay knows how / to disappear,’ Tigue writes in ‘Abandoned Places,’ and in her lines we watch a house crumble as a man tries to save it. This poet reminds us that our world crumbles around and sometimes on top of us, and she leads us through landscapes that we don’t easily forget.”
Other good things are happening, too.
There is evidence of System of Ghosts galleys out in the world:
And System of Ghosts was also listed on the NewPages Book Stand for upcoming titles.
I missed this in December, but writer Gina Abelkop listed my reading with Ginger Ko at the University of Georgia Spotlight on the Arts as one of the Top 10 Readings she attended in 2015. :)
I will be heading to Oxford, MS in a couple of weeks for a poetry reading with the Trobar Ric Poetry Series. Reading with fellow UGA poets Claire Cronin, Shamala Gallagher, and Jake Syersak.
I was excited to finalize a trip home to my alma mater after System of Ghosts is released! I will be reading at the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University on Thursday, April 20. I will also be judging the Annie Balocating Undergraduate Prize for Poetry!
I will also be participating in a book signing and reading at AWP in Los Angeles for the release of System of Ghosts! (Details over at Events.) Can’t wait to stay with my sister and explore LA!
A group of four other UGA Creative Writing UGA students and I are currently leading writing workshops at the Athens Community Council on Aging. We just started, but it’s already been a pretty amazing opportunity and I feel lucky to participate in it.
Also: excited to see this updated list of all of my PhD student colleagues at the University of Georgia! I am so impressed by these writers (and grateful I get to write and study alongside them!) Check them out.