Two pieces of information:
First, Kenyon Review Online published my review of Diane Williams’ great story collection, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, which you can read here.
Second, COG published my short story, “What Did the Boy Do When He Came Back to Life?” in their newest issue. In it, I namecheck The Goonies, WWF Wrestling, Koko B. Ware, and more. A big thanks to editor Soma Mei Sheng Frazier for including me. You can read the whole issue here, or jump straight to my story here.
I’m very happy that my friend Donald Quist invited me to participate in his new online project, Past Ten, which lets writers talk about their pasts.
Here’s my contribution.
On Sunday, March 5, I’ll be reading with Brian Clements at The Charter Oak Readings, a new series put together by poet Jim Finnegan. It should be a great afternoon of literature. Here’s a link with more details.
Well, 2016 was a pretty crummy year, overall, but I did write a bunch of stuff that people were kind enough to publish, so I am grateful.
Here’s a quick rundown of the past year.
Stories: 4 stories were published this year, all in bucket list journals. I had a piece in Storychord, Corium, and two in Hobart.
Book Reviews: Lots and lots of anonymous reviews once again at Publishers Weekly (I’ll never tell!), as well as stuff in The Georgia Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Kenyon Review, Cleaver Magazine, The Northwest Review of Books, Electric Literature, and, of course, Numéro Cinq.
Essays: Two essays this year: one at 5×5 and the other, a more academic piece on Paul Auster, walls, and Donald Trump, at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.
Already have one story lined up for 2017 publication, so hopefully that sets the pace for a more productive year.