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.
My 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.
I’ll be reading with some excellent writers on March 30th for Shirley Magazine‘s AWP 2019 off-site reading. The event will take place at The Stacks Coffeehouse from 6pm to 9pm, and include readings by eleven different prose writers. To learn more, please click here.
My 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.
My review of Sophia Shalmiyev’s Mother Winter (Simon & Schuster, 2019) recently appeared at Longreads. “There can be no periods at the end of Sappho’s translations,” writes Shalmiyev in her debut memoir, “because she is forever unfinished business to us.” To read more of “Mothers of the Future,” please click here.