Reviews: I talked about Diane Schoemperlen’s By the Book in the Spring 2015 print edition of Rain Taxi Review of Books. You can’t read it online, but if you’re headed to AWP, you can pick up a free copy at their table. Also, at Necessary Fiction, I reviewed Shelagh Connor Shapiro’s Shape of the Sky. That one is online.
Brief update: I contributed a tiny bit about Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater to a great little essay over at The Oyster Review. I’m happy to share the same space with some excellent writers as we wax poetic about our favorite Vonnegut books.
Also, I added my two cents to Necessary Fiction‘s “Best of 2014” roundup.
Kind of old news, but I reviewed Leesa Cross-Smith’s debut collection, Every Kiss a War, a couple weeks back for Necessary Fiction. It’s a great book, and you can read my take right here.
More publications coming soon. Couple of reviews and two new short stories.
The newest print edition of Rain Taxi contains my thoughts on Halina Duraj’s story collection, The Family Cannon. And over at Necessary Fiction, I review John Flynn’s Dreaming Rodin. Both of these books are from rather small presses, but don’t think that says anything about the quality of the writing. Duraj’s book is quite good, delving though years and continents to tell the story of a Polish family in America, and the best stories from Flynn’s collection call to mind the short fiction of John Fante.