Best book of 2017: “It’s Not Yet Dark” by Simon Fitzmaurice

What can I say about Simon Fitzmaurice’s remarkable memoir It’s Not Yet Dark except that it stunned me, saddened me, excited me, made me laugh and cry, took me to dark places and then shined lights in places I didn’t even know existed. It stayed with me, haunted me. I finished it months ago and yet… Read More Best book of 2017: “It’s Not Yet Dark” by Simon Fitzmaurice

The Disappointed Housewife, an edgy new literary journal

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

Semi-finalist chapbook excerpt and interview up at Honeysuckle Press

Good news: Right as I was packing to head out to Tucson for 10 days I noticed that an excerpt of my semi-final status chapbook Lies, and Saturdays and the accompanying interview is up at Honeysuckle Press. So exciting! The piece is written in a hybrid form that alternates between past and present tense, between first-… Read More Semi-finalist chapbook excerpt and interview up at Honeysuckle Press