…is the name of my first manuscript.
Poems from this manuscript have been published in places like The Atlantic, Ploughshares, and Poetry Magazine.
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING has only ever been the bridesmaid, never the bride. But that means Louise Glück and Diane Suess both have read it. Even if it was just a finalist. Even if they didn’t choose it for the Changes Press or Four Way Books prizes.
The full table of contents is below.
If the poems have been published, they’re linked and underlined.
If they're forthcoming, there's an asterisk.
The Edge of a Still and Dark Lake
Petition with Apocalypse*
We Wanted to Be the Sky
Blow for the Morning
On Revelation from a Southern California Rehab
Aesthetics of the Supporting Cast
Wrong Story Right Time
Imaging the Aftertimes
Sharing the Play Pod
Loud and Out
Balancing the Scales
Jazz Outside St. Mark’s Wildlife
Notes from a Deposit Slip
What Joy Is
Decontextualizing My Delight
Every Song You’d Play While High Is Haunted Now
The Addict Speaks from Experience
For Baron B.
Bring the OJ
Turn from God and into an Exhibitionist
Offered as Suddenly a Forest
We’ll Be Cautious, Take Things Slow, We Tell Ourselves, Each Other
First Day of Equinox in Glitter
My Boyfriend Is a Good Man
You Think I’m Asking
Ode on an Old Music Box
Tilling the Tongue
Elegy on the Interstate
If you’re an agent—
If you’re from a reputable press that publishes poetry—
for the love of God,
publish this book.