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 →
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 →
News: Review of Minae Mizumura’s INHERITANCE FROM MOTHER at Necessary Fiction!
My review of Minae Mizumura's Inheritance from Mother is now up at Necessary Fiction! You can catch the review here. Small teaser: Mizumura's heartrending novel about mothers, daughters, and familial duty comes to us in Juliet Carpenter Winters' breathtaking translation. The book was released by Other Press this May. And just as important: you can order Inheritance from... Continue Reading →
News: Review of Dinitia Smith’s THE HONEYMOON at Necessary Fiction
My review of Dinitia Smith's The Honeymoon has gone live in Necessary Fiction! You can read my review of this novel here. This novel, published by Other Press, meditates on the life and work of the Victorian novelist George Eliot, and it's a mesmerizing work of biographical/historical fiction. You can find this book online at Barnes &... Continue Reading →
News: Review of Salvatore Pane’s MEGA MAN 3 at ENTROPY!
My review of Salvatore Pane's Mega Man 3 (Boss Fight Books, 2016) has just gone live in Entropy. You can read the review here. It's provocative take on why we need difficult video games like Mega Man 3, an NES classic. Check out the review, and then pick up this fantastic hybrid of memoir and video game criticism. (There's a great... Continue Reading →
News: “The Survivors,” published in DUENDE!
I'm excited to announce that my short story "The Survivors" has gone live in the fourth issue of Duende Literary. You can read my story here, but be sure to check out the other fantastic works of poetry, prose, and hybrid writing in the issue! Click here for the splash page into Duende, issue #4. Duende is operated by the... Continue Reading →
News: Review of Wendy J. Fox’s THE PULL OF IT at Necessary Fiction
Today, my review of Wendy J. Fox's The Pull of It went live over at Necessary Fiction. You can read the review here. The Pull of It is published by Underground Voices, and you can purchase the book through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or your local indie book dealer. This title is definitely worth a read for Fox's deft characterization... Continue Reading →
Jim Harrison, and a Few Thoughts on the Novella
During the past few years, March has inevitably been a month of extensive travel. This year is no different. Last week, I was in Hartford, CT, for the NeMLA conference; now, I'm in New Jersey, for a reading I'll be giving Tuesday in Montclair State's Live Literature series; and next weekend (April 1st-2nd), I'll be returning... Continue Reading →
Literary News: To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman
When I started this blog in January, my first post was a short comment on the frenzy around the discovery of a "new" manuscript by Harper Lee. That manuscript was released almost two weeks ago as Go Set a Watchman. In my January post, I noted that the manuscript was hardly new, but—according to Lee herself—was instead an earlier draft... Continue Reading →
Literary News: Harper Lee’s Secret Manuscript
By now, I'm sure you've all heard the news that the ever-reclusive Harper Lee is set to publish a second novel entitled Go Set a Watchman. It's a thrilling announcement for the literary community, with both Facebook and Twitter thrumming with the announcement. So far, though, I've seen little comment on the secret history of Lee's second... Continue Reading →