This demo track was among the first to find its way out into the world. Since posting it to SoundCloud, I have been working on more demos -- some of which will make it onto an EP that I plan to release later this year under the artist name of lllyre.Read More
Maybe if you get down on your knees you will find words for a prayer among dog hairs and cookie crumbs.Read More
If poetry isn't your thing, consider that the poems in my new chapbook, Accomplices, read a lot like personal essays and touch on a range of topics: faith, nature, depression, and creativity.Read More
No storyteller has brought me closer to North Korea than the remarkable, collaborative work of the photographers who contribute to the @EverydayDPRK Instagram account. The account was started by David Guttenfelder, a prize-winning National Geographic Photographer who used to work for the Associated Press in North Korea.
In the photos posted to this account, we see glimpses into the lives of ordinary North Koreans. Spending time absorbing their details has helped me -- more than ever before -- see the humanity of a nation often portrayed through an impersonal, political lens.Read More