Poem to Appear in High Desert Journal

November 20, 2009

I’ve got a poem, “Yield,” coming out in issue 11 of High Desert Journal. I’m no poet, to be sure, but I am glad to have a poem in their fine pages. If you haven’t read HDJ, you should, even if you aren’t a resident of the high desert. You should read it because it is one sweet publication of cool art and good words. Now go do it. You know you want to.

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Pushcart Prize Special Mention

November 14, 2009

51OOB5veYiL__SL500_AA240_My essay, “On Failure,” which appeared in the online literary magazine, Blood Orange Review, has eked out a Special Mention in the 2010 Pushcart Prize anthology. This is my third Special Mention in the prize series with the first two in 2007 & 2008. In 2009, I was lucky enough to actually win the Prize.

This year is especially gratifying because my very close friends and former MFA peers, Bryan Fry and Stephanie Lenox, are two of the three founding masterminds behind Blood Orange Review.  I remember the day Bryan called and asked me to write something for their journal. “We’re doing a special issue on failure,” he said. “And naturally, we thought of you.” I hemmed and hawed, and finally agreed to write something. Glad I did. You can read, “On Falure,” by clicking here.