A couple of reviews have recently come to my attention. The first is a lovely spread Cincinnati Magazine put out, singing my alma mater's praises: The Birth of UC's Creative Writing Powerhouse.
I also learned that The Review Review ran a critique by Nikki Barnhart of the latest issue of Boulevard. She had kind words about many pieces, including my story, Higgins: Lit Mag for Serious Writers on a Set Path.
I'm also happy to have a review of Samantha Hunt's smart and thoroughly readable Mr. Splitfoot in Issue 14.1 of The Cincinnati Review.
Have just heard the good news that a story of mine, Higgins, will be coming out in an upcoming issue of Boulevard. Also, a rare literary essay has just been picked up by Puerto del Sol for their digital edition. Many thanks to these journals for their work.
I'm late in sharing this, but it's an honor to have a story, If There Is Need Of Blessings, in the Jan/Feb issue of The Kenyon Review. If you decide to pick up a copy before February's through, I have just the promo code for you.
Also received word earlier this month that my novel-in-stories, LOVE ME, AND THE WORLD IS MINE was one of nine finalists for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in 2016. All congrats to Meagan Cass, this year's winner, and the other finalists.
Looking forward to this spring, when a new story, Circumstances, will be out in Quiddity.
And, if you happen to be in DC this weekend for AWP, I hope to run into you. I'll have a chapbook signing at the USC Dornslife booth at 11 on Saturday. Travel safely, friends.
I'm a little late in sharing this, but I'm incredibly excited to be joining the faculty at Salisbury University as a Visiting Assistant Professor this fall. I'll be teaching a medley of courses in creative writing with the poet John A. Nieves. The department has been so kind in welcoming me, and I've heard wonderful things about the students. Stop by if you're in town. I hear there are miniature ponies in Ocean City, MD, and that they're a sight to behold.
Artful Dodge has released its latest issue, and this one includes my story Hunting the Rut, and several other AWP Intro Award winners from the last few years. Inside, you'll also find one of Sharon Olds' final interviews. The issue is available from a selection of bookstores nationwide, or you can request it from Artful Dodge the old-fashioned way. Stay cool, friends.
Am happy to share that Quiddity: International Literary Journal and Public Radio Program will be publishing my short story, Circumstances, in their Spring 2017 issue. It should hit the spot for all of you who have stayed on the road for too many years. In the meantime, take care.
So pleased to share that The Kenyon Review has accepted my story, If There Is Need Of Blessings, for a 2017 issue. It's set during Halloween, but I don't believe spooky is the right word for it. Stay happy and healthy until then.
Friends, Ricochet Editions has just let me know that my chapbook, Let The Rivers Clap Their Hands is fresh from the printer and ready for you to read. Many thanks to the lovely Lisa Locascio, Diana Arterian, and the Ricochet team for publishing it--the cover suits me more than it should, probably. And to Michael Griffith, Leah Stewart, and Chris Bachelder at UC for saying such kind things about it.