Pithead Chapel’s 2017 Best of the Net Nomination

I often assume story acceptances are tired editors hitting the wrong button in the system and then being too non-confrontational to say it was a mistake, so they just sigh, take the hit, and publish it anyway. It's nice to get shaken by the shoulders a little to say no Jules, we did really love … Continue reading Pithead Chapel’s 2017 Best of the Net Nomination

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Album Reviews of 1994

Published 2/13/17. I wrote this forever ago but it never felt quite finished. It felt too novelty. And then Bryan Woods of New York Tyrant/Tyrant Books contacted me and asked me to send him something weird for them to publish. I re-read it, each segment of this sad, teen angst story divided by the artist … Continue reading Album Reviews of 1994

Churches We’ve Broken Into

Published 1/18/17. This one is really, really special to me for three main reasons. I finally got a story in Paper Darts. !!! This is basically a spin-off of my forthcoming novel, where breaking into churches is a bit of a motif, and I often have such a stifling disconnect between my novel and my … Continue reading Churches We’ve Broken Into

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

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