My copy of Retellings of the Inland Seas arrived today! This book includes my first published poem, “Into the Wine-Dark Sea,” which is about the Argonauts but in space.
I’ve always loved writing poetry, and that love still strongly informs my prose style. There’s nothing more exciting than figuring out how to make words fit together–the firm conviction of a metered line. The way a run of consonants can make a passage murmur like a brook or whine like cicadas in high summer. The hollow finality of rounded vowels.
(And of course, much of what the Western canon teaches us about poetry comes from the very inland seas that inspired this anthology.)
Please do check out this anthology if you’re interested in myths imagined and stars unnumbered.