// borderline fortune turns one

Hard to believe it’s been a whole year since Borderline Fortune came into this world! I’m eternally grateful to the National Poetry Series and Penguin Poets for the opportunity, and I loved crisscrossing the country to spend time in the company of so many thoughtful poets and readers. Amanda Moore helped me cap off the in-person events, first at West Seattle’s Paper Boat Books and then on a panel for Orcas Island Lit Fest.

Over the summer, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Annmarie Kelly on Wild Precious Life about intangible inheritance and the memories stored in objects (not to mention the best sundae west of the Mississippi and how Girl Scouts changed my life). Episode sponsor Broadway Books—or any of your favorite indies—can hook you up with a copy of the book, and links to recordings of other readings and conversations from the tour are available on my media page.

Many thanks to Yerba Buena author Nina LaCour for the shout-out in Belletrist, naming my Lit Hub essay “On Being No One’s Mother” a recommended read. I’m in great company (including Julia Turshen, a fellow Barnard grad):

Articles Nina Recommends: 1) On Being No One's Mother (Teresa K. Miller), 2) How Writing a Cookbook Helped Me Break Free From Diet Culture (Julia Turshen), 3) Don't Talk to Me about Civility (Roxane Gay)

If you’re looking for new work to read, may I suggest my launch co-reader Janice Lee’s Separation Anxiety. I’m also looking forward to fellow Penguin National Poetry Series winner Su Cho’s The Symmetry of Fish, slated for release later this month.

Words fail to fully express my gratitude to everyone who has read Borderline Fortune, written a review, attended an event, given a copy to a friend, or supported it in other ways. Thank you, truly. I hope people will continue to find their way to the book and find value in it. Now it’s time to get back to, you know, writing…I’ll let you know when I have new work to share. ♥

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