Philadelphia Stories has nominated my poem, “Yield Signs Don’t Exist,” for a Pushcart Prize! Details are here. This is my second Pushcart nomination; the first was from Schuylkill Valley Journal for my short story “Lake.”
I have been named the 2nd place winner in the Main Street Voices Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Doylestown Bookshop. More information about the contest and the reading/reception is here.
I have been named a runner-up for the Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Prize. My poem, “Yield Signs Don’t Exist,” appears in the Spring 2015 issue of Philadelphia Stories, and I’ll also be participating in a reading reception for the contest. More information on that is under the Events tab and also here.
“Something always happens to sustain us. A tenured professor goes on sabbatical and their course trickles down to the adjuncts. A university I applied to years ago finds my information at the bottom of a drawer and gives me a call. Brady Black’s wife hits his father over the head with a fire poker, putting him in a coma, and Kristen DiMera participates in scientifically impossible villainy and steals someone’s fetus.”
My latest article for the Toast is available here.
Top three favorite books:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Book I liked even more the second time around:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
A reread that always makes me happy:
Mike, Mike and Me by Wendy Markham
Most read authors (3 books from each):
Lonely male authors I read in a year of women:
Stunning books of poetry:
Lucifer at the Starlite by Kim Addonizio
My Brother is Getting Arrested Again by Daisy Fried
Nulls by Pattie McCarthy
Novels that were as disturbing as they were amazing:
Tampa by Alissa Nutting
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Books I read in interesting locations:
The Color Master by Aimee Bender (on a train from Rome to Naples)
The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes (at a beach club in Capri)
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz (every time I was in line for the elevator at work. Thank you, ineffective elevators, for giving me extra reading time)
My latest essay for The Toast, “Actual Lifetime Movie Titles as Fairytales,” is here.
I have been named the 3rd runner-up in the 2014 Bucks County Poet Laureate competition, judged by the fabulous Kim Addonizio. This is my second time placing in the competition. Check out the Events page for information on the upcoming reading and reception!