MANUSCRIPT(S) IN PROGRESS
Soft Evidence: a poetry manuscript-in-progress
How do we prove what we can't quantify? "Soft evidence" is the opposite of hard evidence, leaving room between the lines for our uncertainty and our doubt. So far, this new poetry collection-in-progress includes poems of the paranormal, fairy tale, women's bodies, ghosts, and true crime.
I recently wrote my first lyric essay! "You Never Think It Could Happen To You: A Reckoning with True Crime" is currently making the rounds in literary magazine slush piles. It explores the sudden POV shift to second-person—the "you"—in the witness interview segments of true crime shows, while delving into what draws me so strongly to true crime TV and movies, my relationship with my mother and my Catholic upbringing, and how the idea of violence shapes us as women.
It was such fun playing with poetic ideas in this more expansive form. I hope to write another lyric essay soon!