Dec. 31, 2018: I can hardly believe the end of another year is here! This past year was a good one for me both personally and regarding my writing and publishing. Many thanks to those of you who supported this—you know who you are! Here are some highlights since my last updates:
My short story “Accomplices to a Tradition,” which originally appeared in Rosebud Magazine, was reprinted in the anthology Out of Many: Multiplicity and Divisions in America Today (Binghamton, NY: Cat in the Sun Press, 2018), edited by Camille Goodison and Racquel Goodison.
My writing manifesto “Wrighting Rules and Notes,” which originally appeared in Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, was reprinted in the anthology CREDO: An Anthology of Manifestos and Sourcebook for Creative Writing (Winston-Salem, NC: C&R Press, 2018), edited by Rita Banerjee and Diana Norma Szokolyai.
My poem “Bright Tapestry” appeared in Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim (Summer 2018).
I had a suite of five poems appear in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (Summer 2018), one of which, “After Blackberry Picking,” was selected as an Editor’s Choice for that issue by editor Scott Slovic.
I had two poems appear in Bluestem. The first, “Death of a Snag,” appeared in the print version (Spring 2018), while the second, “Ghostly Amphibian,” appeared in the online version (May 2018).
As a special note, seven of the eight poems mentioned above were written either at the Andrews Experimental Forest or the Shotpouch Cabin, and I am extremely grateful to the Spring Creek Project for the writing fellowship and retreat opportunities that made it all possible!
Onward! My poem “The Heads” appeared in The Poeming Pigeon (Fall 2018).
My short story “Nuclear Toughskins” was named a Finalist for The Best Small Fictions 2017 (Braddock Avenue Books, 2017). It was nominated by the Stephen F. Austin State University Press from my short story collection. The guest editor for this edition in the series was Amy Hempel.
My short story “In Borrowed Light” appeared in North Dakota Quarterly (Summer/Fall 2017).
To finally catch up on the news here, my poem “The Last Judgment” was accepted for publication in the anthology Ekphrasis Poems on the Paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder, edited by David Sullivan and Margaret Sullivan. This book is still forthcoming (the title above is tentative). My poem is based on the Bosch painting of the same name.
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