Also, I was so thrilled that Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon featured two of my stories (“Chemistry” and “Hood Ornament”) on a recent broadcast. You can hear them both below. A big thanks to Georgia Bellas for the plug!
I have a very short story/essay/poem in the new issue of Maudlin House. It’s called “Another Box,” and you can read it right here.
Vinyl Record Day is apparently a thing, kind of like National Hot Dog Day and National Jump On One Foot Day (not sure if that last one exists). Anyway, I wrote a little something for Alternating Current in celebration. It’s a tiny note to my childhood record player.
Two new book reviews out in the world. For Kenyon Review Online, I break down David Bezmozgis’s excellent novel, The Betrayers. Then, at Numéro Cinq, I talk about Jeff Parker’s nonfiction journal/travelogue, Where Bears Roam the Streets. Both books are very, very different, but they share geography, with The Betrayers set on the Crimean coastline and a large chunk of Parker’s narrative also unfolding along the warm edge of the Black Sea.