“Detours” named Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016!

I'm so honored and excited to announce that my essay, "Detours," which appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Literal Latte has been included as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2016, edited by Jonathan Franzen, and released this week. This series, which has been running for 30 years, features roughly 25 essays … Continue reading “Detours” named Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016!

Reading at Cornelia Street Cafe: August 31

I'm totally stoked to be on the program for the debut of the Bennington Writers Series. It's happening Downstairs at the Cornelia Street Cafe in Manhattan on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 pm, hosted by the incomparable V. Hansmann. See details below and come on down... or up... or sideways to hear some good stuff. 6:00PM  BENNINGTON … Continue reading Reading at Cornelia Street Cafe: August 31

On returning to “the real world”

I've been holding melancholy at bay the past few days. First, absolutely first, I miss my Bennington people, my "tribe," as I think Nick Flynn described it. And the rhythm of those days. The morning stretch, the pounding heart and then the racing thoughts, all day long. Second, a kind of writing challenge was issued … Continue reading On returning to “the real world”