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”

Just Buffalo Members Competition 2017 Judge’s Award Winner

I’m very happy to have won the Just Buffalo Members Competition for 2017. Judge Janet McNally (author of Some Girls and the YA novel Girls in the Moon) selected my poem “At the funeral of an atheist I didn’t know.” You can read it now in The Public, along with the Audience Award winner Khalil Ihsan Nieves’ poemContinue reading “Just Buffalo Members Competition 2017 Judge’s Award Winner”

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”

American Pietà: My review of George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo

Read my review of Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders here, in The Public. A year and a half ago I was finishing up my Master’s dissertation on the short story writer George Saunders. Saunders appeared in ’96 with a great fanfare of plastic fairground midway trumpets — his debut collection of stories, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline,Continue reading “American Pietà: My review of George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo”

Foundlings Launch Party and Pre-Order Info

Foundlings Vol. Two will launch this Thursday, Dec. 29th, at the Sterling., in what promises to be a night full of inspired performances, great craft beer, and the craic. Because of our perfectionism, the chaos of the holidays, and our complete lack of good sense, we won’t have physical copies of the magazine to sellContinue reading “Foundlings Launch Party and Pre-Order Info”