Nov. 18, 2008: I’ve had two prose poems published by Protestpoems.org, an online journal devoted entirely to poetry that tackles human rights issues. It’s an important project, and I’m happy to play a small part in it.
Sept. 27, 2008: I’ll be giving a reading as part of the Prescott Area Arts & Humanities Council’s 4th Annual Fall Arts Festival and Studio Tour. The reading will feature myself, K. L. Cook—author of Last Call (University of Nebraska Press, 2004) and The Girl from Charnelle (William Morrow, 2006; Harper Perennial, 2007)—and Prescott College students and alumni. It runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at Prescott College’s Granite Performing Arts Center, 218 N. Granite St.
July 2, 2008: I’ve accepted the position of managing editor of the literary journal Alligator Juniper at Prescott College in Arizona, beginning in August 2008. As part of my duties, I’ll also teach three sections of writing workshop this upcoming academic year.
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Alligator Juniper is an excellent journal—it won the AWP Prize for undergraduate literary magazines (content) in 2001 and 2004—and I look forward to maintaining and hopefully moving forward this tradition. Just being part of Prescott College excites me. The college’s tagline is, “For the Liberal Arts and the Environment,” and its location in the lively and beautiful mountain town of Prescott, nearly a mile (5,354 feet) above sea level, is perfect for both.
Also, my interview with Wendell Berry is out in the current (July) issue of The Sun. If you can get your hands on a copy, I highly recommend this; it’s a fantastic and thought-provoking journal. If you can’t, they’ve posted the interview on their website, which is also worth checking out.
April 10, 2008: I co-conducted “Solitude and Story: A Contemplative Writing Workshop” with Dianne Aprile at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest from 17 to 18 May 2008.