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Everything and a Pueblo

Uncategorized, May 3rd, 2012

Editors Jon Tribble and Allison Joseph have been engaged in the hard work of archiving numerous issues of Crab Orchard Review. Below you’ll find a pdf of their Color Wheel: Cultural Heritages in the 21st Century issue, which features my story, “Everything Gets Mixed Together at the Pueblo.” Check out COR here.

Upcoming Events

Uncategorized, April 19th, 2012

On Wednesday, April 25th at 7:30pm, Manhattanville College will have its Student/Faculty Reading in the Library Periodical Room. I’ll be reading new work along with my fellow professors.

The real pleasure though is hearing our students read, especially the winners of the 2012 Writing Awards, including the Eileen O’Gorman Prize for Fiction, the Robert O’Clair Prize for Poetry, along with awards for screenwriting, film, and literary criticism. We’ll also celebrate the release of Graffiti magazine.

Next month on the 19th, I’m thrilled to be returning to Oregon to be a part of Newport’s Writers on the Edge Series. I’ll be reading, signing books, and enjoying their famous open mic! Can’t wait! Read more about Writers on the Edge here.

The Escapist Traveller

Uncategorized, March 10th, 2012

Congrats to the U.K.’s new travel magazine, The Escapist Traveller! They’ve just launched, and I’m excited to have a short travel piece included in their debut issue here.

Eight Jokes for the Unborn

Uncategorized, March 1st, 2012

I’ve got a new essay up at The Nervous Breakdown. Here’s an excerpt from Eight Jokes for the Unborn:

Twenty-seven years older than we were for Ethiopia and we still watch, hands against our bellies, unable to understand what we are watching.

Okuma is abandoned, Namie abandoned, but their street lights cycle. Grass is only beginning to push through the asphalt. The dinner bowls grow mildew, and a pig sups rotted fruit and candy bars until it falls asleep, head against a dead woman’s basket of groceries. A cat crouches inside a dryer, bony shoulders pricking through her skin.

The Haruspex says: The human brain has a limited capacity for sustained tragedy.

We cut photographs out of magazines and put them in envelopes, time capsules our children might be better able to deal with in 2050. Fukushima, a fistful of dog fur. A duckboard of words across dark water.

To read more, click here.

American Literary Review

Uncategorized, January 14th, 2012

Honored to have a new story, “Sawtooth,” in the current issue of American Literary Review, along with great work by Christine Sneed, Karl Taro Greenfeld, and many others.

The Page 69 Test

Uncategorized, January 6th, 2012

Marshal Zeringue was kind enough to ask me if I’d like to submit Bone Worship to Marshall McLuhan’s infamous Page 69 Test. McLuhan’s idea was that if you don’t know whether or not you want to commit to reading a book, you should turn to page 69 and see if it speaks to you.

Click here to see how Bone Worship fared.

Happy Holidays from Dubai

Uncategorized, December 24th, 2011

This picture was taken at the bookstore Kinokuniya in Dubai by a friend of author Ru Freeman. Ru’s book A Disobedient Girl appears in the center right of the photograph, as does Bone Worship in the bottom left.

And here my mind was blown was someone wrote to tell me they bought a copy in Australia.

Dubai!

Excerpt from “All the Moon Men We Have Loved”

Uncategorized, December 7th, 2011

Cynthia Hawkins’s wonderful film anthology Writing Off Script is now available on Amazon! Please buy a copy and help the kids of Joplin.

Included in the anthology is my essay “All the Moon Men We Have Loved.” You can read an excerpt of it here.

NYC Sunday Salon

Uncategorized, November 27th, 2011

Video of me reading in September at NYC Sunday Salon. I was nervous. 🙂
Click here.

Writing Off Script has a shiny new book trailer!

Uncategorized, November 18th, 2011

And here it is!

WRITING OFF SCRIPT Trailer from Morris Hill Pictures on Vimeo.