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Read my flash essay about Vietnam in Watershed Review

Read my flash essay about Vietnam in Watershed Review

The latest issue (Spring 2015) of Watershed Review features my flash essay about Vietnam, “Crossing the Street in Hue on Buddha’s Birthday.” I visited Vietnam as part of the Chatham MFA program’s 2012 field seminar. One requirement of the “class” (two weeks in Vietnam can hardly be called a class) was to keep a detailed...

FictionFeed.net reviews my story, “She’s a Work of Art”

FictionFeed.net reviews my story, “She’s a Work of Art”

On Saturday I got a big, wonderful, surprise. FictionFeed.net, a website that reviews short stories published online, posted a very kind review of my recently-published short story, “She’s a Work of Art.” The most gratifying part of the review for me was seeing my prose called magical realism, even though this particular story doesn’t have...

Read my story “She’s a Work of Art” in Animal Literary Magazine

Read my story “She’s a Work of Art” in Animal Literary Magazine

Animal: A Beast of  Literary Magazine published my short story “She’s a Work of Art”—based on Warren Zevon’s song “Excitable Boy”—in this month’s issue. You can read it directly, or peruse the magazine. Working with Fiction Editor Sarah Cedeño was one of the most pleasurable experiences of my writing career so far, so I would...

Short Story: Shimmer

You know—or used to know—three things. In your youth, when you embraced an obnoxious and overt homosexuality to compensate for your teenage awkwardness and unknowing, you rejected the idea of your body as something to be ashamed of, something to be changed, something to be hidden. The luxury of love has clothed you in silks...

MFA Dispatch: What Money Can (and Can't) Buy

MFA Dispatch: What Money Can (and Can’t) Buy

  Should you get an MFA? Only you can answer that question, based on your goals, life situation, and what particular programs might offer you. But should you pay for an MFA? There’s a question that’s sure to spark a heated conversation. Many, well-known writers (and plenty of lesser known ones) will tell you flat out that...