Every semester I try to do the assignments along with my students partly as a way for me to keep up my own writing practice (I write things I turn in for my classes sometimes), and partly to experience for myself what my students experience when I walk them through a multi-stage writing prompt, or set draft deadlines at certain intervals.
I’m thrilled to share that my short story, “One Fall,” is now published in Five on the Fifth!
It takes me a long time to feel comfortable in a new space, so any trip shorter than a few weeks always feels more exhausting than I expect it to be, even if I’m visiting a place I had been before.
I’m delighted to share that my short story, “Swimming Lessons,” is now available online in Pleiades: Literature in Context as an Online Exclusive! I have more to say (about this story, about this being my first acceptance in a while, about this being my first fiction acceptance in an even longer while), but I’ll saveContinue reading “New Story: “Swimming Lessons” in Pleiades”
Near the end of the first-year composition class I taught this summer, one of my students asked, How do you pay attention to the news without feeling totally hopeless?
I reread Fangirl when I just couldn’t look at a screen anymore. Whenever I needed it, I immersed myself in Cath’s highs and lows as a way to distract from my own creative angst.
I’m thrilled to share that what is probably my most puzzling (to me) poem is going to be part of Footprints: an anthology of new ecopoetry by Broken Sleep Books! The proofs look gorgeous, and this poetry is vital. I’m honored that my poem “Geo Logic” is among such great company. Preorder here: https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/product-page/footprints-an-anthology-of-new-ecopoetry
I talk about Iowa State’s Creative Writing and Environment MFA in the September/October 2021 issue of Poets & Writers!
Best Small Fictions 2021 is available for preorder!
My poem, “I imagine turning to stare into the face,” originally published in Kissing Dynamite, was part of the March 2021 Poetry We Admire: Change selections.