My essay, “Literary Characters I Would Not Invite to a Dinner Party,” is now available for your reading pleasure here. As a voice over on Bravo TV would say if the essay were a reality show, “watch what happens!” when characters from multiple authors and centuries collide. Look out for murderous twins and wild dogs.
What do Seymour Glass, Catherine Earnshaw, Mrs. Danvers, Henry DeTamble, Santiago Nasar, and Victor Mancini have in common?
They are all fictional characters.
They are all badly behaved in some way.
They are all part of an essay I have due to appear at The Toast.
I love The Toast, so I’m excited. I’ll post the link when the article is up.
My short story, “Lake,” is being published in the Winter 2013 issue of Schuylkill Valley Journal. This is the story for which I was nominated for the Pushcart. SVJ is a very high quality print journal that has published some of my favorite writers in the Delaware Valley area.
Look for my short story, “Lake,” in the Fall 2013 issue of Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts! SVJ is an excellent local literary journal that consistently publishes high quality fiction. “Lake” will be my first published short story, so I’m very excited. There will be a reading to celebrate the publication of the journal in November.
More details to follow, and more information on SVJ here.
The 40th Anniversary issue of U.S. 1 Worksheets is now available for purchase. I’m humbled to have my work featured alongside so many amazing and accomplished poets (148 pages of them!) My list of favorite poets in the issue is too long to go into here, but a few standouts for me were Christine McKee, Deda Kavanah, John McDermott, Mitchell Untch, Ann Curran, Kaye Bartholomew, Nancy Scott, Gina Larkin, Bruce Niedt, Betty Lies, Ken Griggs, Gail Fishman Gerwin, Rice Lyons, and of course, Marie Kane, my former teacher who taught me the importance of revision and introduced me to a wonderful community of poets.
Learn more about U.S. 1 Worksheets, including where to buy an issue and how to submit, here.
I’m proud to be a part of the 40th anniversary issue of U.S. 1 Worksheets, the magazine of the U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative. My poem “She Doesn’t Know Where She Is. She Keeps Asking Me How I Got Here” will be published in the magazine in April. Order copies here.
I’ll also be doing a reading at the launch of the magazine. Check out the Events page for more detail.
Check out the latest issue of Aries: A Journal of Art and Literature, for 3 new poems–“After the Fire,” “Bridal Shower,” and “City Boy.” The issue is online here.