October 31, 2018

Thank you to Empty Mirror for publishing my review of Tasha Coryell's debut short story collection.

Hungry People 

Tasha Coryell 

Split Lip Press

ISBN: 978-1721553457 

August 3, 2018

July 15, 2018

Yesterday I returned from a long and hot, but also wonderful week in Gambier, Ohio at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. I wrote about my experience in my recent Tiny Letter (subscribe to check it out). 

Pictured: On the left is Angie Cruz in the lower left hand corner, snapping this photo of our fiction cohort. I have made some friends for life. Click to see a photo of my reading at Kenyon.  

June 21, 2018

Happy summer solstice! Today I have a new review up of Tatiana Ryckman's novella, "I Don't Think of You Until I Do" up at Your Impossible Voice. If you are interested in this novella, I would also recommend checking out Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice's interview with Tatiana in the most recent issue of Split Lip Magazine, where I serve as Reviews/Interviews Editor.

I Don’t Think of You (Until I Do)
Tatiana Ryckman
Future Tense Books
ISBN: 978-1892061812

September 7, 2017

May 31, 2018

Thank you to Maudlin House for publishing a weird little stream of consciousness flash fiction piece of mine. It is about women in male dominated political spheres as well as addiction and mental health issues.

You can check it out at: https://maudlinhouse.net/determinants/

May 8, 2018

My review of Katie Williams' "Tell the Machine Goodnight" is up at PopMatters today. It's always a win when reading a book for a review feels just like reading a book solely for pleasure.

Tell the Machine Goodnight 

Katie Williams

Riverhead Books

ISBN: 0525533125

June 18, 2018

Available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other major retailers. Or, contact my favorite local bookstores and ask if they can place an order: Indy Reads Books and Second Flight Books.

December 11, 2017

Today I learned that "The Favorite" was nominated for Best Small Fictions by cahoodaloodaling. This piece was originally picked up by Word Riot and appeared in the very last issue before their hiatus, which was a tremendous honor. It then was re-published in cahoodaloodaling's "Of Distance and Discord" Winter 2017 issue. Big thanks to both publications for giving it a home and an extra special thank you to cahoodaloodaling for the nomination. You can read the piece here.

October 25, 2017

I'm pumped to see that Hanif is returning to Butler for a poetry reading. I saw him this summer at Butler at the Divedapper Poetry Carnival. He is an insanely talented poet and his energy is infectious. Details about the event are provided below. It is free and open to the public. If you are interested in more information about Hanif, check out his website.


Friday, November 10th at 6:30 pm.


Butler University's Efroymson Center for Creative Writing

530 W Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208

September 4, 2017

In July I started working with Split Lip Magazine as the Editorial Assistant. Joining the Split Lip FAM has been as amazing as I would have hoped. The editorial team is passionate about creating a family atmosphere with the publication. The excitement that the editorial team, the readers and contributors feel for the magazine is palatable and infectious. 

The magazine's blog has a series called, "19 Rounds with..." that I was recently featured in. Check it out on the Split Lip website and learn a bit more about me

September 1, 2017

Booth is open for submissions. I am reading for fiction, but be sure to send your poetry, non-fictions and comics too!

While you're there, check out BOOTH X. Our tenth anniversary issue is a 460-page, hardback behemoth, a compilation  of astonishing works from our past and present. This special edition includes fiction from Matt Bell, Roxane Gay, Kirsty Logan, and Brad Watson; poetry by Paula Brancato, John Gallaher, Derrick Harriell, Amorak Huey, Marty McConnell, Matthew Minicucci, Charlotte Pence, and Aubrey Ryan; nonfiction from Kim Addonizio, Jonathan Lethem, John McNally, and Chris Offutt; interviews with Jonathan Franzen, Chuck Klosterman, George Saunders, and Cheryl Strayed; and so much more.  

August 14, 2017

The second annual Divedapper Poetry Carnival was held in Indianapolis at Butler University's Efroymson Center for Creative Writing on Saturday, August 12th. The carnival is the brainchild of Butler MFA alum Kaveh Akbar and named after Kaveh's popular poetry blog that features interviews with contemporary poets. I helped oversee the blackout poetry table, which was arguably the easiest job. Along with Kaveh, Dan Barden and John Eckerd did the bulk of the planning and work to make this even happen and deserve a lot of praise.

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