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A 1991 STUDY OF APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS, OR, AN OPEN LETTER TO DR. LOVAAS

Thou shalt beat him [a child] with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. — Proverbs 23:14 Dear Dr. Lovaas: I must tell you about the hot brand embossed into my sacroiliac skin, a letter D like my … Continue reading

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#BoycottAutismSpeaks: Why I Protest Autism Speaks

This is my latest #boycottautismspeaks virtual protest. For those who don’t know, I have chosen, along with other autistic people and those who love them, to stop buying from businesses who financially support Autism $peaks. @ravenswingpoet: #flipagram of my newest … Continue reading

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My Poetry on BBC Radio 3

Greetings, readers! I was invited by Emma Kingsley of BBC Radio 3 to be part of an episode of “Between the Ears” called “How Was Your Day, Joe?”. In mid-May, she interviewed me at WCBE Radio in Columbus, Ohio through … Continue reading

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#MyWritingProcess Blog Hop: Autism and Poetry as an Act of Translation

First of all, I’d like to thank Michael Scott Monje, Jr. for inviting me to participate in this blog hop. Michael and his predecessor in the hop, Jeannie Davide-Rivera, spoke of their writing processes as autistic individuals. I am glad … Continue reading

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“Two Monkeys, a Raven, and a Lizard King” Published in Red Wolf Journal

I know now that wires poke out through my skin and stand at attention. I hang letters and signs from their silver, pin-prick heads: autism, ADHD. And my monkey still lives. Ask your monkey sometime for his name, and see … Continue reading

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Barking Sycamores: Submit Your Poems by April 30!

And now…a public service announcement from Barking Sycamores: Barking Sycamores closes submissions for Issue 1 on April 30. So, get in your poems! What is Barking Sycamores, you say? Barking Sycamores is a poetry journal whose primary mission is to … Continue reading

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“Speaking In Tongues” (This Is Autism ) Published in Red Wolf Journal

“Speaking In Tongues (This Is Autism)” was published in Red Wolf Journal yesterday. Woohoo! You might remember that it was original featured as part of the “This Is Autism” flash blog event back in November. I am honored that Red … Continue reading

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