The Way North

My prose poem, "Rotkäppchen,” appears in The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works edited by Ron Riekki for Wayne State University Press this month, along with work by some amazing U.P. affiliated writers, including Julie Brooks Barbour, Chad Faries, Eric Gadzinski, Jane Piirto, Janeen Rastall, and Catie Rosemurgy, to name a few. Check it out! …

New job

The good news: I've accepted an amazing new job at Lake Superior State University, where I'll be an assistant professor of English and creative writing. I'll also get to co-edit a literary journal, Border Crossing! The bad news: we have to sell our house and move up to Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, before  the fall semester starts!

Words and Music

The Faulkner conference was unbelievable. I met so many contacts and amazing writers. Also I slept on high thread count sheets and dined on sinful food and wine. I highly recommend the Monteleone to anyone who can afford it (thank you, Faulkner Society!) It was so wonderful to meet P. Neofotis (winner, novella), Emily Lupita Plum (winner, …

‘Wait’ Wins Faulkner Prize for a Novel in Progress

I'm so excited that Judge Janette Turner Hospital has announced my manuscript, 'Wait,' this year's winner of the Faulkner Prize for a Novel in Progress! 'Wait' retells the Odysseus myth from the perspective of a soldier's wife in the Deep South during the Vietnam War: "My clear choice for winner, this manuscript in progress is stunning for a number of …

MFA

Chuck Wachtel, writing teacher extraordinaire, has scrawled his reckless signature across the title page of my novel-in-progress, fulfilling the requirements for my MFA from NYU.