Book Review Fiction


I am truly horrible at updating this website with new blog posts…

The year is almost over, and since my last dispatch, I have two more publications to share. Up first is a story about a troubled marriage, a WWII typhoon, and a ghost trapped in a wall. It’s called “The Wherewithal,” and the generous folks at the amazing Monkeybicycle gave it a home.

Second, I wrote a review of Julián Herbert’s debut novel, Tomb Song, for Kenyon Review Online. The novel is fascinating, chronicling the thoughts of Herbert (or, at least, a slightly fictionalized version of Herbert) as he sits at his ailing mother’s bedside. I highly recommend the book for lovers of literary fiction and translations.

That’s all to report. See you next year, friends.

Book Review Fiction Interview

Oh yeah, there’s a blog on this site: fall update

I regularly neglect the blog portion of my website. As such, here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve published since my last post (back in May):


“Creatures of Love” at Last Exit

“Old Friends” at Last Exit

“Everyone Needs a Kind Stranger to Listen to His Secrets” at Last Exit

“Parental Concerns” at Bending Genres

“Half Tank” at Atticus Review

“Living Our Best Lives” at jmww

Book Reviews:

“Review of The Concrete by Daniel Abbott” (Rain Taxi Review of Books, Issue 91, Sept. 2018)

“Hollywood Babylon: A Review of Ross McMeekin’s The Hummingbirds (Vol. 1 Brooklyn, June 2018)

Other Stuff:

“Living as Lion and Hunter: An Interview with Donald Quist” (Fiction Writers Review, Oct. 2018)

Take a look around. Maybe you’ll find something you like. Even if you hate it all, I appreciate you giving these links a few clicks.

Until the next time I remember to post on the blog, be well.


A book, you say?

About a year ago, Gary Anderson, who runs the small New Jersey publishing house Run Amok Books, approached me about releasing a collection of my various nonfiction writing. While I was flattered, I didn’t have a full collection’s worth of material, but our back and forth inspired Gary to create a volume of nonfiction by writers from all over the globe. The end result is a book titled Miscellany, which is scheduled to come out in September. The book brings together 11 authors and 21 essays. I have 3 short pieces in the collection.

You can preorder the book right now: B&N, IndieBound, and (if you must) Amazon.

Also, Run Amok is currently running an Indiegogo campaign to raise some money for promotional materials and to pay contributors (outside of copies of the book!). If you’re interested in helping out (there are some great perks, like ebooks and paperbacks) click here.


Upcoming Reading in Hartford

I’m humbled to be reading with an amazing lineup—Hanif Abdurraqib, Chad B. Springer, and Abi Rodriguez—at Syllable, on Sunday, Jan. 7. Join me for what should be a great night of words. Doors open at 6:30pm, and details can be found here.