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 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.
I’ve talked about drawing circles and writing down what’s within my control before. It’s an exercise I did at the start of the academic year, and I haven’t revisited recently because I feel like I’ve either been caught up in taking steps towards my goals, or I’ve been having to rapidly adapt to the newContinue reading “What is within my control”
As a writer, I know the benefits and enjoy the act of reflecting, perhaps too much.
If we were having coffee, I might tell you how hard I’ve been on myself lately.
I sometimes actually hit the mark.