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.

“The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering” at Poets & Writers

Screen Shot 2018-12-13 at 2.03.13 PMMy piece about the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering’s 35th anniversary appears in the January/February 2019 issue of Poets & Writers. “By and large, it’s women and men from ranching,” says Hal Cannon, keynote speaker for the 2019 event, “people who live that life, who live in open spaces, and who have daily encounters with animals and work. It’s a great perspective for poetry and stories.” To read a brief history of cowboy poetry, please click here.