Issue 47 of Columbia: A Journal of Art & Literature is now out. It’s an impressive annual publication and my essay, “Growing Up Superfund,” sits alongside some greats like Gary Snyder, Lydia Millet, and Elizabeth Wurtzel. You can also find a panel discussion featuring Mark Greif, Heidi Julavits, and Justin Taylor, as well as an interview with Michael Ondaatje. They have even included a teaser from my essay. Be sure to check it out and ask for the issue at any independent bookstore.
Borne on Air: Essays by Idaho Writers (EWU Press), has just been released. My essay, “Eleven Ways to Consider Air,” is included in the volume, as are essays by a number of renowned writers such as Kim Barnes, Claire Davis, Buddy Levy, Joy Passanante, and others. Look, too, for some knock-out pieces from up-and-coming writers Denice Turner and Jeanette Weaskus.
Tomorrow night at 7:30 PM in the University of Idaho Law School Courtroom, I will be reading with Anthony Doerr from the forthcoming anthology, The Book of Dads. Editor Ben George will be there as well talking about the book and its genesis. The event is free and should be a good time.