As my creative writing students know, I'm a big fan of George Saunders. If you'll allow me to be effusive, bordering on obsequious, I love the ways he plays with language and the empathy he manages to extend to every one of his characters. More than that, I like him as a person. In my … Continue reading Upcoming Reading- Tulsa, 2/16
My latest essay, of the aforementioned TBA acceptance letter, is now live at The Sun Magazine. (Found here in its entirety.) I just reread it and the words felt new to me even if the events did not. Like someone else had been writing about my life. I wrote the piece to power through my … Continue reading “Eclipse” live at The Sun
I'm happy to announce that another of my essays has been accepted for publication. Until I have all the details finalized, I can't give you true specifics. I am proud of this one. The piece, like "Worry," was very personal and very easy to write. I wrote it to process and in some ways escape … Continue reading Acceptance Letter (Specifics TBA)
"Our power is patience. We have discovered that writing allows even a stupid person to seem halfway intelligent, if only that person will write the same thought over and over again, improving it just a little bit each time. It is a lot like inflating a blimp with a bicycle pump. Anybody can do it. … Continue reading ‘Worry’ in Best American Essays 2017
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