I'm an American writer (two books of poems, Music For Landing Planes By, Milkweed Editions 2007 and Her book, Milkweed 2013; prose published in DIAGRAM, The Collagist, and Bluestem; poems in many journals). After doing my BAs and MFA in the city of my birth, I went to France to work—then to England to study some more. I now live in Belgium, where I run a small press and edit a magazine. I like talking to people about writing, art, and ideas. I also like spicy food, Singlish, cushions that look like biscuits, and the word 'turpentine'. I keep this space as a personal record of what happens in my life and as a place to work out my thoughts.