Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Praying Drunk" Review at Necessary Fiction; Forthcoming Fiction (!)

Whoops, I'm a couple days late: the fine folks at Necessary Fiction published my review of Praying Drunk, Kyle Minor's astounding collection. I also had the good fortune of meeting him tonight as part of Roosevelt University's spring reading series. His rendition of "There Is Nothing But Sadness in Nashville" was complex and moving. It's one of my favorite pieces in the book, and I was grateful to hear it and experience it in a different form. And he provided some good feedback and suggestions on one of my essays. So, good night all around, I'd say.

Oh yeah: to read my review, click here.

I'm also proud to announce that I have a piece of flash fiction forthcoming from CHEAP POP this May; my first fiction publication of 2014! CHEAP POP is a (relatively) new online literary journal specializing in flash fiction and essays. Robert James Russell and Elizabeth Schmuhl have published some terrific pieces from established and beginning writers. To have my work alongside people like Leesa Cross-Smith, Amanda Miska, and Jared Yates Sexton is humbling and exciting. I don't want to get too ahead of myself: "The Heart Is the Size Of a Fist" is tentatively scheduled to be published at the beginning of May. Thank you, Robert and Elizabeth! I hope people respond to my work half as much as I've responded to CHEAP POP's art thus far.

Check them out here. Read some great work.

That's all for now. Happy reading/writing.

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