So April has been designated National Poetry month and I wonder: Is it because nobody reads poetry during the other 11 months of the year that we have to force-feed it to folks during April? (yes.) Or, is it a wonderful opportunity for poets to pause and celebrate the air we breathe and for readers … Continue reading National Poetry Month Check-In
Holy cow, my poems have a life of their own, independent of me! Which is to say, people are reading them and writing about them on Goodreads! Check me out! "In this small but dazzling chapbook, Squillante outlines the ritual and expectation of being both a poet and a mother-to-be. These prose-poems alternate from meditations on the physical … Continue reading First Review!
Apparently Santa is a lover of poetry! On Monday the US postal service delivered my first chapbook into my greedy-happy hands and it felt like Christmas Day. Then, on Thursday night, I got to read from that little book to an audience of former teachers, students, family, friends old and and new. My kids behaved … Continue reading Early Christmas!
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Isn't it gorgeous? Don't you just want to rub it all over your face? Yes, you do! And you can, very soon! You can get one by coming to my release party in town on Thursday. Or you can be just a little bit patient and wait for the link to the press site, which … Continue reading The Book! It Exists!
Welcome to my new site, complete with self-indulgent, narcissistic URL! (the old one will redirect here automatically, so if you still can't spell my last name, fret not.) So thankful to a lovely friend who knows how to fiddle with such things far more effectively than I and who brought beauty and functionality forth for … Continue reading New Look, New You! (er, Me.)
I wake this morning with a full heart for the various people living inside my computer. You, for instance, who are reading this blog and who have stopped to comment on something I've written here, or over at Facebook. Thank you. For the people who responded to my various pleas for help around promoting my … Continue reading Wonderful People Out in the Ether
I'm still fairly distracted--quite happily so!--by the news about my forthcoming chapbook publication from Dancing Girl Press. I realize I haven't said much about the content of said work, so I want to pause for a moment and do that. It's called A Woman Traces the Shoreline, and I wrote the first iteration of it … Continue reading Hawking my Wares