I'm so honored and excited to announce that my essay, "Detours," which appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Literal Latte has been included as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2016, edited by Jonathan Franzen, and released this week. This series, which has been running for 30 years, features roughly 25 essays … Continue reading “Detours” named Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016!
I'm totally stoked to be on the program for the debut of the Bennington Writers Series. It's happening Downstairs at the Cornelia Street Cafe in Manhattan on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 pm, hosted by the incomparable V. Hansmann. See details below and come on down... or up... or sideways to hear some good stuff. 6:00PM BENNINGTON … Continue reading Reading at Cornelia Street Cafe: August 31
Feels like I've been walking in the desert a long time. Although I'm blogging all the time and churning out writing that at least some people are reading, it felt like I hadn't snagged a literary credit in quite some time. I'm happy to report some good news! I'd actually learned of this first tidbit … Continue reading Publication news
I'm in my second of four terms in The Bennington Writing Seminars (nonfiction track), and below is a list of what I've read so far and plan to read through December. The reading list is devised by the student and the mentor for any given term. I was thrilled when my mentor, Susan Cheever, and … Continue reading What I’m reading this term
I've been holding melancholy at bay the past few days. First, absolutely first, I miss my Bennington people, my "tribe," as I think Nick Flynn described it. And the rhythm of those days. The morning stretch, the pounding heart and then the racing thoughts, all day long. Second, a kind of writing challenge was issued … Continue reading On returning to “the real world”