Water Witch Reading, April 23 and other good news

Good news: I'll be reading at the Water Witch in Salt Lake City at 7:30 on Monday, April 23, 2018. Come get yourself a first class cocktail from the mixologist in chief.

More good news: my essay about Sarah Winchester and gun violence has just been accepted by Prairie Schooner. I'll post more information about the issue when I have it.

Best news yet: we've adopted a new puppy from Rescue Rovers! I'll be picking her up Monday to join our family. Hooray for rescue mutts!!!

Indiana Review and Cincinnati Review Online

Two great pieces of news--

1. My essay "Cunt" is in the current issue of the Indiana Review, and they've made a piece available for preview on their website. You can link to it here. It starts as a personal essay about a grad student who (I felt) overstepped his bounds, and spins out from there into a discussion of etymology, politics, and American culture. I really hope you enjoy it.

2. I have a short essay/recipe up on the Cincinnati Review's blog. It tells how I make lemon-ginger scones, but it also contains my reflections on my family and on being an immigrant's child. You can find the piece here. I also took the photo that accompanies the recipe, and so the rolling pin mentioned is the actual rolling pin in the photo. It's one of my favorite things.

I'm grateful to both these outstanding journals for the support they've shown me and these pieces.


Cincinnati Review

I am delighted to say that my story "Wooden Spoons" is in the current issue of the Cincinnati Review.  

"Wooden Spoons" tells the story of Ariel Leonard, whose estranged daughter appears on a cooking competition show. His attempts to watch his daughter's progress are stymied by the guilt-ridden memory of his wife's struggles with early-onset dementia and by the appearance of an unwanted stranger in his home, who appears to have an unknowable history all her own.

Good News

I'm thrilled to share a few odds and ends of good news that have rolled in over the past few weeks--

The Cincinnati Review has accepted my story "Wooden Spoons," which will appear in their Winter 2018 issue.

The Indiana Review has accepted my essay "Cunt," which will appear in issue 39.2.

"The Key Bearer's Parents" (which first appeared as an online feature at American Short Fiction) was recommended recently on The Wildness.

New Work

I've got a few new things out in the world this month:

Over at Unsplendid, you can find "Tuco & Blondie," my sestina about The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and "Bonnie, Once Raven," a dramatic monologue in which a woman cleans the bathroom while thinking about her rocker past.

At 7x7, you'll find a collaboration I did with Finnish artist Aapo Nikkanen. We took turns creating pieces, each inspiring the next, resulting in "Horse." I think it's a cool piece, if I do say so myself, and I really hope you like it.