writing/making coffee

Writing and making coffee have been intersecting in surprising ways this year. Last week, Sprudge ran an article I wrote for them re: where to drink coffee in oil city. It was a pretty good gig; I accomplished the bulk of the "research" one rainy Saturday spent biking around the city, drinking coffee in different cafes and taking pictures. 

Also: at many of these same cafes, and at the cafe where I work, some of the coffee sleeves now look like this, thanks to Jason Lee Norman's YEGWords project: 

(This poem is one of my favorite things I've written. It's good to see it out in the world.)