News: New Publications, a Reading in Fargo, & More

I've had a few new publications come out in recent weeks, and the week ahead promises to be an exciting one: it will take me down the road to Fargo, back to Grand Forks, and then across the country to Washington, DC. First, I'll be reading from my work on Tuesday, March 19th, at 6:30... Continue Reading →

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News: New Micro-Fiction in CHEAP POP

Today, CHEAP POP published my micro-fiction "Polaroid Snapshot: Skinny Dipping in the Little Juniata River." You can read the story here. It's a quick read, so I hope you'll spend some time on their site and check out some of the other excellent micro and flash pieces over at CHEAP POP. It's an exciting way to kick... Continue Reading →

News and Website Updates

The first half of 2018 has gone at a breakneck pace, and it's brought a few bits of exciting news. With all those updates, it seemed like a good time to overhaul the website. Since I last wrote here, I've published a couple of new pieces of literary criticism, along with a new short story.... Continue Reading →

News: Sidebar Podcast ep. 1: BK Fischer

I'm excited to announce that a project-in-development is now live! At the Modern Language Studies website, you can find our new fiction and poetry podcast, The Sidebar. For our inaugural episode, I met the poet, editor, and critic BK Fischer at the New York Public Library. Fischer and I talked about her poems in MLS, which perform a feminist... Continue Reading →

The Book We Need Isn’t Orwell’s 1984

Orwell's 1984 may provide us with a vocabulary for critiquing the Trump administration. "Double speak," "thought police": these and other turns of phrase explain the peculiar and insidious ways in which Trump is gaslighting America. (This is a phenomenon that Lauren Duca has explained, incisively, in Teen Vogue.) And while we need 1984's lexicon of authoritarianism, it's not... Continue Reading →

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