Earlier this year, when I was still injured and couldn’t run, swim, hike or even walk much, I submitted a huge amount of work to various small presses, literary magazines and contests. I did this late at night, my defenses subdued by vast amounts of chocolate. And while I’ve been receiving a shitload of rejection… Read More New work up at Sport Literate and Rat’s Ass Review
It’s been a while, no? I flew down to Tucson in October and existed for almost three months without internet access, except when at the library. It was glorious and isolating, both at the same time. I got a lot of writing done, and read a lot, and watched DVDs on the small TV screen… Read More Pushcart Prize nomination, and other news
Good news: My prose poem, Running mountains at fifty, is up at Gyroscope Review. I wrote this a few years ago, after running up Powerline Pass with a friend in the middle of the winter. It was a magical night, the air so cold it hurt to breathe, but in a good sort of way. Our… Read More New work up at Gyroscope Review, and Best of the Net nomination
It’s been quite a summer. I haven’t been blogging much because, you know, summer. Alaska. Long daylight. Too many hours to play, But I have been writing. Not as much as I could or should have been, but I did manage to write something almost every day, even if it was only a few scribbles… Read More Two publications, and where did summer go?
The best news: I recently signed a contract with Houghton Mifflin Hardcourt and a segment of my New York Times Magazine essay “Running Into Danger on an Alaskan Trail” will be featured in textbooks and reading materials for school-age students. This is so exciting because when I was in school, reading was the only thing that… Read More New work up at Brilliant Flash Fiction, and other good news
This is SO exciting. Kevin Brennan (and everyone knows I’m a huge fan of Brennan’s) recently launched a new literary magazine called The Disappointed Housewife. Is that the greatest name or what? The site publishes edgy poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, music, multi-media, photography and anything else that doesn’t fit inside normal conventions. As Brennan says in… Read More The Disappointed Housewife, an edgy new literary journal
I’ve been feeling a bit down. There is so much political bullshit screaming at me from all angles, so much lying and maneuvering and power grabbing, and then all of the #metoo revelations and then the backlash to the #metoo revelations, and then our elected officials acting so badly and so poorly, and whatever has… Read More New work up at Wild Violet, and a chicken with a sprained leg