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 PM, at Zandbroz Variety (420 Broadway N, Fargo, ND). The event is the “When Bison Speak” reading, sponsored by the North Dakota State University Department of English. If you happen to be in Fargo, come out for the event! It’s a pretty full line-up!

It’s also been an exciting few weeks for contributor copies. In the print edition of Passages North #40, I have a micro-fiction entitled “Polaroid Snapshot: Odometer Reading, Breakdown on Route 865—103,472 Miles.” It’s part of the same series as the “Polaroid Snapshot” published earlier this year in CHEAP POP.

On the non-fiction front, North Dakota Quarterly recently published my essay “Creative Writing in the Shadow of Austerity,” which tracks the challenges that face creative writing programs and instructors in the era of austerity politics and budget cuts. I also contributed a brief note on the poems of Sally Wen Mao to the High Plains Reader, as part of their preview of the 50th Annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference, happening this week from Wednesday, March 20th to Friday, March 22nd.

And that’s not all: at the end of the week, I’ll travel to Washington, DC for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual convention, representing the journal Modern Language Studies. So, I’m anticipating an excellent week of literary discussions, from the American heartland back to the coast!

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