poetry


I wrote this on a whim months ago and didn’t think much of it—I thought it was cheesy and obvious! And then recently I posted it on Instagram/Twitter and many people said it was their new favorite haiku. It’s also been retweeted hundreds of times, even by Dan Savage! So, […]

Are Lesbians Actually Zombies: A Graduate Thesis in Haiku


I’m trying to post a haiku a day on Instagram until the book comes out on April 19. These aren’t from the book, hence they’re not (explicitly) lesbian or funny. I’ve been thinking of them as “little prisons of feeling.” I’m super fun at parties. Anyway. Follow along if you’re into that […]

Something is always far away


She was like the moon— I looked and looked but always she was part-hidden. ______ (Strictly speaking) I couldn’t know her well. And yet I did know her well. ______ I know the perfect arc of your spine the weapon of your mouth’s request. ______ I know the pools of […]

Haiku for (Long, Lost) Lovers



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Poetry tends to get a bad rap in our culture, for its obtuseness, inaccessibility, and its pesky habit of making us think and feel things we maybe don’t want to think or feel. And yet poetry has the capacity to be the most life-changing of the arts. Poetry changes the way […]

24 life-changing love poems and the best times to read ...