On the ordinary and the extraordinary …

My essay “Assemblage” is in the Dangerous Creations issue (print only) of Creative Nonfiction.  It’s about hearts and minds and life and death and writing and twins.


But if you want to read something that’s just a quick click away, Essay Daily has a lovely series of meditations called “What Happened on June 21, 2018,” which is exactly what it sounds like.  You can read all kinds of essayists’ “happenings” on the first day of summer — including mine.


Thanks, as always, for reading!

Devotional published by Red Bird Chapbooks

I’m thrilled to announce that my lyric essay chapbook Devotional is out from Red Bird Chapbooks!

Devotional front cover

This brilliantly decorated star fold book opens to expose a simple beauty and the experience of longing in a series of personal devotions, its brevity and contemplative prose evocative of a medieval Book of Hours.  Each section of Devotional calls an image to the page in a language that is rich and full — a hand, a pine, storm clouds, swallowtails – within the structure of eight short hours, the reader is gifted with an increased awareness of the nature of the everyday world and the self through this small, meditative text.

The star binding looks like this:

Devotional star binding!

And you can order it here.

Thanks, as always, for your interest!


“The Sparkling Future, the Eternal Present” up at Superstition Review

I’m pleased to announce that my author talk, “The Sparkling Future, the Eternal Present,” is up at Superstition Review’s blog.

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In it I read an excerpt from my essay “The Sparkling Future” and discuss the power of seduction, the price of betrayal, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII, break-ups, beheadings, and what it’s like — as an essayist — to revisit not only your past work but your past self as well.

Thanks for listening!

NonBinary Review nominates “69 Inches of Thread, Scarlet and Otherwise” for a Pushcart Prize

It begins with a quote from the Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in Scarlet

“There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.”

— and continues in 69 short numbered sections.

You can find it here: “69 Inches of Thread, Scarlet and Otherwise.”

Thanks for reading!