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Not Enough Kitchen

Not Enough Kitchen

It has been a spell. I’d fooled myself into thinking it hadn’t been that long, because dazzling, humbling news had been coming in. An essay of mine (my first published) went up on The Rumpus. Ploughshares had named me one of two finalists for their Emerging Writer’s award. And most recently, Indiana Review informed me … Continue reading

Dear Reader:

Dear Reader:

People for whom reading is sacred can offer you stories about their important book experiences. Will offer them to you, as easily as lending you a favorite book. The time I was eight & rode my bike all the way across town to the library, but had to call for a ride home because I’d … Continue reading

Some Of The Parts

Some Of The Parts

This post began with a tweet, a text, a playlist, &—of course—a tangential sleight-of-handiwork from a larger essay I’m trying to write. Thank you to those of you who helped me put it together, even though you didn’t know that’s what you were doing. An online acquaintance of mine, writer & editor Lincoln Michel, posted … Continue reading

Electricity & All That

Electricity & All That

There’s a certain amount of waiting that happens with writing. I’m not talking right now about waiting as in the staring at the blank page, the ruthless blinking cursor. Not waiting for the divine to fill the vessel of the self. Not waiting for the magic to happen. But it is a waiting like the … Continue reading