My poem "Extinction (I)," part of the Spitsbergen cycle inspired by my Arctic Circle residency, is runner-up for the Sandy Crimmins Poetry Prize. It will appear in the spring 2017 issue of Philadelphia Stories.
I've been drawing a lot, and a couple of my political cartoons just went viral. Which is bizarre. I've set up the I Drew a Thing Facebook page if you want to follow that sort of thing; there's also the decidedly less political Forgiveness Monster Tumblr. At some point I'll have to create a proper website and print shop, but this is about all I can handle at present.
Upcoming Performances & Things
The Story: A Brandi Carlile Tribute Night at The Store on Halsted, March 31.
The Unswept at International Pop Overthrow, April 24.
Recording the next album (working title: Highway Gothic) with the Baguettes.
Wrapping up studio time for the next album from The Unswept. (Check out the "Fake It" EP, which has been getting some nice press and airplay.)
Writing a whole lot. Some plays, some comics, some...other stuff.
Teaching a week-long high school commedia dell'arte workshop.
Scoring two productions: Ballad of Romeo and Juliet (the debut workshop of American Myth Theatre) and The Dancing Plague (with Right Brain).
An understudy performance of an experimental opera at RhinoFest.
School performances of Anne Frank: Thinking Myself Out with GreatWorks Theater Company.