Jun 26th, 2012
I have a reputation. I am the middle child of three, and when I was little, I overheard my mother’s best friend explain our family dynamic: my brother Lou was the smart one, my sister Pat the pretty one, and me? I was . . . the nice one. Still am. (Be careful what you whisper: it could scar a kid for life.)
My uncle recently recounted a story about my brother dropping the F bomb. The only thing that would have...
Aug 30th, 2011
My review of this beautiful debut story collection appeared in the August issue of The Nervous Breakdown.
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Jun 29th, 2011
My essay, The Dragon, appeared in the publication Hip Mama. Here is the link:
Apr 20th, 2011
My review of Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short Short Stories, edited by Christine Perkins-Hazuka, Tom Hazuka, and Mark Budman, appears in issue 7 of
Prime Number magazine.
Feb 13th, 2011
This year, for the first time, I joined 2,000 other MFA students and 4,000 MFA instructors and writers in Washington, DC for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference. It was huge, literary, star-studded, overwhelming, dizzying, validating, and energizing. It was artsy, esoteric, and intellectual. It was also oddly trade-show-like, its exhibit halls overflowing with hundreds of booths...