Yet another post with an ulterior motive! FLARE: The Flagler Review will be featuring a nonfiction piece of mine in their upcoming Summer Online Edition. In the meantime, though, "Nine Square Meters" by Ksenia Panova is worth your time. What I'm must drawn to in Panova's writing is her ability to create a crystal clear image of… Continue reading Nine Square Meters by Ksenia Panova
. . .if we linger long enough with anything, the truth of its significance is bound to be revealed. For whatever reason, I feel like John D'Agata wrote a very personal message when he signed my copy of About a Mountain, though in reality, 'To Kameron, from whom I expect great things,' is rather generic.… Continue reading ‘About a Mountain’ by John D’Agata
I've got a bit of an ulterior motive for you in sharing this piece of creative nonfiction. Tomorrow, STORGY is publishing a piece that I wrote, so I thought I'd feature the incredibly company I'll be keeping by sharing "The Onus" by Elizabeth Wright. Normally I'm more attracted to more narrative pieces, but Wright does… Continue reading ‘The Onus’ by Elizabeth Wright
April has been a crazy month. School is winding down which means twice the amount of work for finals, I've presented a paper, attended year-end parties and readings, and the GRE is looming in the distance. Amidst all of this craziness, I've had good news and I've had the Best News: my first literary magazine acceptances.… Continue reading No Freaking Out Allowed
The thing about a book like Locking Up Our Own is that it can leave you feeling a tad helpless. Not that James Forman Jr. didn't try his best. The call to action at the end of the book is lovely. But it's not a particularly uplifting read (hence it's pairing with beer instead of the usual… Continue reading ‘Locking Up Our Own’ by James Forman Jr.
When I first started to take this writing thing seriously, I met with a friend of mind who'd just gotten accepted in to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas as an MFA Fiction student. I figured they would be a good person to ask for advice because they were living the life I thought, and still… Continue reading You Should Be Writing (and you probably already are)
I think one of the things I find really interesting about "My Mother's Mother" by Davon Loeb (published by Split Lip Magazine) is that it starts in the middle, with the word 'but,' as if we've only clued in to the story after it's been started. It adds a bit of urgency to reading the… Continue reading ‘My Mother’s Mother’ by Davon Loeb