WTAW Portland: Exile and Return

On May 19th, I’ll be joining the Portland, Oregon edition of the national reading series, Why There Are Words. The event will take place at the Hostel Cafe (1810 NW Glisan Street) from 4pm to 6pm, and the theme of the reading will be “Exile and Return.” To learn more about WTAW and the other readers, please click here.

Interview with Peg Alford Pursell at New Orleans Review

My conversation with Peg Alford Pursell was recently featured at New Orleans Review. In A Girl Goes into the Forest (Dzanc Books, 2019), award-winning author Peg Alford Pursell illuminates the many faces of love and loss in 78 cross-genre stories and fables. Each hybrid flash immerses readers in the complex desires and sorrows of daughters, wives, mothers, as well as sons, husbands, siblings, and artists. To read the interview, please click here.

Flash Briefing: “The Shrines” on The Poetry Vlog

Screen Shot 2019-04-17 at 12.02.07 PMMy short story “The Shrines,” which first appeared in Shirley Magazine‘s Doubles issue, was featured at The Poetry Vlog: Pop Culture, Poetry, and Social Justice as a Flash Briefing. Flash Briefings are part of The Poetry Vlog’s month-long collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a literary magazine dedicated to fiction and hybrid forms. To listen to an excerpt of “The Shrines,” please click here.

“Sewanee Celebrates Thirty Years” at Poets & Writers

Screen Shot 2019-02-19 at 9.34.07 AMMy piece covering the thirtieth session of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference recently appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Poets & Writers. “Perhaps the best indication of the conference’s Southern roots,” writes Alice McDermott, “is how deeply and leisurely, warmly and wittily, people at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference talk to one another.” To read more about the conference’s history and its 2019 gathering, please click here.