I’m really pleased to have my poem “ways to describe a body,” (a found Stephen King poem from Salem’s Lot,) up at Drunk Monkeys. Thanks Kolleen Carney and Joey Gould. Link below.

ways to describe a body



Thanks to David G. Walker for publishing my poem “Pleasant Places Always Leave Us,” in the latest issue of The Golden Walkman. GW is all audio–poets reading their poems and then talking about the inspiration surrounding the poem and then David also makes comments about the poems sometimes (and in this issue you can hear David’s cat playing in the background.) I can’t tell you how cool The Golden Walkman is. I am so honored to be in it for a second time on this last day of April, full moon in Scorpio, the sun is shining, the wind in my hair. xxoo. (Also love how Gabe Kahan is reading his poem “Church Street” outside.)

The Golden Walkman



Here is my review of Kristin Sanders’ “Cuntry” (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017) up at Agape Editions. Everyone should read this book.

Sanders’ speaker delivers the guts, the skin, the heartbreak, the intimacy into our collective conscious…Sanders taps into an immense loneliness of our culture, of our women who are still silenced, who are still ‘cuntry objects.’ We have the right to embrace the ugliness, the complexity, the messiness, the arousal of our woman-ness. It is fair. It is time. Sanders tells us to ‘redo the parts where your desire was left out.’





Thank you to Volume 1 Brooklyn for naming my book “The Messenger is Already Dead” one of their fave books of 2017! xo.

(Thanks too, to James Reich at Stalking Horse Press, for publishing it!) I’m so blown away. I’ll definitely be checking out a bunch of these other books on their list too.
This is their blurb about Messenger:
Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, The Messenger Is Already Dead
(Stalking Horse Press)
There’s a stunning series of contrasts that run throughout the poems in The Messenger Is Already Dead, which dive into history, aesthetics, and the quotidian with equal skill. And somewhere along the way, it establishes Joan of Arc and Jenny Holzer as two of its chief points of reference, which seems eminently suitable for 2017.