A book cover! Pre orders! Blurbs! HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE is looking v real.

Today is the day that Dzanc Books sent the galley files to the printer, and today is the day that we revealed the book cover and opened up for pre-orders online. What a day.   PRAISE FOR HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE “How to Set Yourself on Fire is a family mystery that slowly reveals itself, … Continue reading A book cover! Pre orders! Blurbs! HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE is looking v real.

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An Offertory, On A Small Court

I just had another poem published, "An Offertory, On A Small Court," at Hobart. I wondered if you ever accidentally thought of him when we were having sex When you whispered my name against my throat, did you think of a basketball player Did you think of his mouthguard, all hanging out of his mouth, … Continue reading An Offertory, On A Small Court

AN UNCAREFUL MATHEMATICIAN WOULD ALWAYS MISTAKE THIS FOR LOVE

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

Best Of The Net Nom (nom nom)

A little while ago, James Tate Hill, the delightful fiction editor at MonkeyBicycle, emailed me to let me know that he nominated my story, Nineteen Things Only People Who Are Not Going To Survive The Hour Will Understand, for the 2015 Best Of The Net Anthology. I know how you feel about nominations and people … Continue reading Best Of The Net Nom (nom nom)

He’ll Write Your Name on The Bedroom Wall (plus an interview with yours truly)

A few days after I read "Nineteen Things Only People Who Will Not Survive The Hour Will Understand," at the Vermin on the Mount reading series this summer, fellow vermin Karen Stefano contacted me, said she liked my work, and asked if she could feature me in an upcoming issue of Connotation Press. And I … Continue reading He’ll Write Your Name on The Bedroom Wall (plus an interview with yours truly)

BY THE TEETH

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

Leona Never Happened

Hey, remember that one time when someone liked my story?http://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/leona-never-happened"The odds of one person's lineage surviving the entire history of the species are basically immeasurable. The number is larger than the universe itself. The odds of that lineage surviving and creating the exact egg and sperm combinations to create each precise person to then create … Continue reading Leona Never Happened