My first published poem, An Uncareful Mathematician Would Always Mistake This For Love, up today at Hobart, is actually near-total thievery. It's found poetry, from a calculus and analytical geometry textbook circa 1992. Too small a harvest, and you starve; too large, and you destroy and you starve 1. Get a feel The most important step … Continue reading AN UNCAREFUL MATHEMATICIAN WOULD ALWAYS MISTAKE THIS FOR LOVE
Once, driving home, my daughter Edie, who is five, asked: "Mama, what if I had a million teeth?" (noble / gas issue 3 artwork by Bo Yeon Kim) This was basically the day after I found out that Paper Darts just opened a short fiction contest, judged by one of my favorite writers, Lindsay Hunter. It felt like serendipity. I told Edie, … Continue reading BY THE TEETH
I'm doing some readings this month, two different stories. I hope you can come to one! Or both! That'd be really nice for me. Each evening features a bunch of really impressive writers. Here follows lots of data: The first one, this Saturday, June 13th, 7:30pm, at 3rdspace, is Vermin on the Mount and I'll … Continue reading Some live readings.
I have a new story up at Monkeybicycle. I hope you enjoy it. http://monkeybicycle.net/nineteen-things-only-people-who-are-not-going-to-survive-the-hour-will-understand/ 1. It’s beautiful out, like really beautiful. Not the way they’re used to, sunsets and sunrises, or even the bright clarity after rain. It’s more of a golden beauty, halfway through an eclipse beauty, halfway through a wildfire beauty. This story, unlike … Continue reading Nineteen Things Only People Who Are Not Going to Survive The Hour Will Understand
I have a new story out today called "The Shape of England." It's published in the Fall 2014 issue of the beautiful Swarm Quarterly. This is a sad and strange tale and I'm sure it has nothing to do with being an immigrant. Enjoy. You can read the story here: http://swarmlit.com/fall-2014/the-shape-of-england/ and the whole issue here: http://swarmlit.com/fall-2014/