I recently sat on a panel of queer writers at Books & Books for Pride Month.

  1. Get as much advice as you can.
  2. Protect your right to feel deeply.
  3. Surround yourself with people who support your dreams.
  4. Pick a partner or partners who unequivocally support you as an artist.
  5. Let go of jealousy. The stage has infinite space and there is room for everyone.
  6. Identify collaborators.
  7. Get good at performing your work.
  8. Turn off your phone sometimes.
  9. Always carry a book with you.

Poet, essayist, performer, teacher. Author of HOW DISTANT THE CITY (Headmistress Press, 2017). Micropublisher. Lover of radio.

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