Babble Presents: Ben Brindise and Rotten Kid

Last week I got to review Ben Brindise’s new chapbook, Rotten Kid, in The Public. The book, out from Syracuse-based Ghost City Press, contains a fresh mix of fiction and poetry, focusing mostly on memory, the process of finding a voice, and an exploration of a voice’s limitations. Ben asked me to serve at MC for the nightContinue reading “Babble Presents: Ben Brindise and Rotten Kid”

Review: Rotten Kid, by Ben Brindise

Ben Brindise has been a friend and close collaborator since we met at the first Foundlings launch back in May 2016. We’ve read together countless times, from the election season “Whistle Stop” tour to a poets’ showcase Ben hosted Monday night at Nietzsche’s (now to be a recurring thing, based on that night’s massive success).Continue reading “Review: Rotten Kid, by Ben Brindise”

New Work in The Honest Ulsterman

I’m proud to have a story and a poem in the February 2017 issue of The Honest Ulsterman, a venerable Northern Irish mag. The story is called “Subheading: Eloise,” an odd one I wrote almost two years ago while living in Edinburgh, doing my postgrad research on George Saunders. I’m afraid I might betray the influenceContinue reading “New Work in The Honest Ulsterman”

Whistle Stop readers respond to questions from The Varsity

The Varsity, The University of Toronto’s student newspaper, published an excellent article on the Whistle Stop Tour today. The writer posed some questions, and our performers’s responses were so beautiful (and unpublishably generous) that I wanted to present them all, uncut and unvarnished, here. Kassandra asked: What do you do, and why? What motivated you toContinue reading “Whistle Stop readers respond to questions from The Varsity”

Gerry Crinnin’s Haiku to the Chief Launches with Reading at Buffalo’s Founding Father’s Pub

Gerry Crinnin’s latest book of poems, Haiku to the Chief, has been doing quite well since publisher Ghost City Press released the sleek edition on the 4th of July. Available online and at both Buffalo’s Talking Leaves locations, the book will launch officially with a night of reading and drinking at Founding Fathers Pub, SundayContinue reading “Gerry Crinnin’s Haiku to the Chief Launches with Reading at Buffalo’s Founding Father’s Pub”