Adventures in America, nostalgia edition

I travel the streets and sidewalks of my youth accompanied by ghosts. They wave from windows of the buildings where my friends once lived; they hover where those shops are supposed to be but no longer are; they walk beside me as I take the shortcut behind a row of...

Sibling Revelry video, a prize, and more

My latest newsletter is out, with more details on these exciting bits of news. Read the full issue here. You may have attended one of the Sibling Revelry poetry events that my sister, Gay Guard-Chamberlin, and I held in Chicago and in Sacramento last spring. Or...

A wee tale of speaking out and of hope

Like many of you, I have my moments–and days–of despair, often fueled by what I see on social media: cruelty, unchecked rumors, hatred, lies. One day I noticed a particularly mean-spirited post on the Facebook page of a woman I had met in real life but...