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 →

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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 →

More Rage Against Gun Violence

This isn't going to be a long post. But I'm emerging from the shadowy frontiers of dissertation- and novel-writing to say this: there should be universal outrage over the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where gunman Omar Mateen murdered at least 50 people and injured another 50. News broadcasts from NBC, the... Continue Reading →

News: Featured at Bucknell University Press

Of course, I've been neglecting the blog and my [very private] resolution about using my voice here. I'm interrupting that silence with a brief update. Recently, I've been featured at the Bucknell University Press's blog. The piece is based off an interview that Olivia Kalb, the Press's current graduate intern, conducted with me over email.... Continue Reading →

Snow Days

Writing a novel that's set in a humid, swampy summer feels otherworldly when you're snowbound. (And that's all I'll publicly say about the work-in-progress.) This has been my setup since Friday, when Winter Storm Jonas (or #Snowzilla2016, if you ask WaPo) surged into northern Virginia: sitting at my desk, slowly adding pages as the inches... Continue Reading →

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