2018 has been a weird year so far.
I graduated from Florida State with my MFA, quit my job teaching high-school English, turned down a spot in the Creative Writing PhD program at Ohio University, and convinced my fiancée to move to Maryland with me so that I could fulfill my not-at-all-lifelong, not-at-all-dream of becoming a technical writer. (I promise, dear reader, that writing engineering proposals is not endgame for me. It does, however, pay the bills, and it’s a hell of a lot less stressful than teaching.)
Given all of this upheaval, my writing has been slow. Like, glacially slow. However, I do have a few new things you can peruse if you’re so inclined:
- My essay “Ethereal Girls” is included in this beautiful anthology by Wash and Fold Press. Seriously, it’s a gorgeous little book, and I’m honored to have a space in it.
- An essay called “Shame, A History” appeared in Rubbertop Review, Issue 9, though I’m having trouble tracking down a link to it. I’ll update you if one blossoms out of the ether.
I’ve got two sestinas forthcoming: the first, “Note,” in Lavender Review; the second, “Vice,” in Red Weather. Stay tuned for links! Also, I’ve got an essay called “Lucas & Leo” forthcoming from MR. MA’AM. I’ll post a link to the essay when it’s up, though fair warning–it was a tough one to write. Mostly because it involves delving into one of the most spineless and shameful things I’ve ever done, and to a longtime friend no less. (So…something to look forward to…?!)
In the meantime, catch me working on a novel in my cubicle during lunch hours! It’s a glamorous life, isn’t it?