“The Stories are everywhere – mostly in screens. But they are in books, too. And newspapers. The Stories are full of what to want, how to prosper, and how not to die.”

Blood histories, “The body looks like a horizon”

Blood Histories
Galileo Press

publication date: July 14, 2021
fiction ~ poetry ~ hybrid ~ chapbook

Innocence lost⁠—more likely stolen⁠—as glitter vacuumed from a child’s open chest: Blood Histories functions, in part, as an experiment in confession, interrogating how we are educated and educate others into and out of existence. The speaker tells of the burdened blood of women, flowing with trauma and diseased with memory, how we are ‘genetically predisposed to self-destruct.’ There are lines in this collection that no one has written before—that, perhaps, no one has ever even thought but has only felt.

– Brenna Womer, author of honeypot and Atypical Cells of Undetermined Significance

“The Mother Must Die and Other Lies Fairy Tales Told Me,” a hybrid essay about Anne Sexton, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Cinderella, and motherhood/addiction, published in the Gold Issue of Fairy Tale Review was nominated for a 2022 Pushcart Prize!

Sincere thanks to the editors at Porcupine Literary Journal for nominating “A Lesson on Endings” for both a 2022 Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net!

The Year of the Monster

available from Unsolicited Press

September 2022

News, Events, & Goings On

Huge thanks to X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine for nominating
“Undertow” for a 2021 Best of the Net!

Wiggie! Wiggie! Wiggie!

“Seven Bodies I Didn’t Leave Behind,” originally published in HAD (Hobart), selected for Wigleaf Top 50 2021 by Molly Gaudry!

Huge thanks to the series and selecting editors at Wigleaf!

July 16, 2021

Thank you to the editors at Porcupine Literary for nominating “A Lesson on Endings” for Best of the Net! Good luck to all of the nominees!

from X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine June 2021 newsletter


7.9.21 – Reading – Chapbook Promo Series @ Zoom 6pm EST – Reading

9.11.21 – ZOOM – Madeline Anthes Book Launch – A Novel Idea on Passyunk

9.29.21 – San Diego, CA/Zoom @ SDSU Living Writers Series – Reading/Craft discussion
Open to the public. Register here: https://mfa.sdsu.edu/community/living_writers.html

10.30.21 – Philadelphia, PA @
A Novel Idea on Passyunk – Reading

Selected Writings