A Story in Eclectica

Friday 4 July 2014 - Filed under fiction + publications

My short story, “Holiday Love Scarf,” is now up on Eclectica Magazine. Here’s an excerpt:

His tone grew more relaxed as he spoke, prouder, like he was happy for the opportunity to shape the vague meanderings of his life into concrete proof of an adventurous spirit. He said he’d traveled to Thailand twice in the last year. His eagerness to be perceived as a rebel of sorts roused my sardonic proclivities—he actually used the word hedonist to describe himself—yet that same eagerness also revealed a vulnerability in him that softened me. I wondered if I talked the same way about my life, if my little attempts to reframe my past were similarly transparent and frantic.

Enjoy Eclectica Magazine’s July/August issue

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A Poem in The Volta

Tuesday 1 July 2014 - Filed under poetry + publications

My poem “Sunk Costs” is in the They Will Sew The Blue Sail section of the July issue of The Volta, a poetry and poetics site edited by Joshua Marie Wilkinson and Afton Wilky. Enjoy!

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One poem in Toad

Tuesday 1 April 2014 - Filed under poetry + publications

Litzine Toad‘s latest issue went up today, April Fool’s Day — with my poem “Picnic.” Here are three lines from the poem:

He said we should go away, like to Poland.
Why so cold, I whispered from under the blindfold.
It was a nice day for killing deer.

Read the rest at Toad!

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I’m Reading at Roar Shack March 9

Wednesday 26 February 2014 - Filed under readings

Come to the next Roar Shack reading on March 9!

I’m honored to be reading alongside Jillian Lauren (Some Girls: My Life in a Harem), Davy Rothbart (My Heart Is an Idiot), Chad Sweeney (Parable of Hide and Seek), and my friend Jennifer Chow.

When: Sunday, March 9, 4 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: 826LA, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd., LA 90026

There’ll be music and a live write event too. All are welcome to the free event — RSVP (not required) here. Hope to see you there!

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One poem in LEVELER

Sunday 23 February 2014 - Filed under poetry + publications

LEVELER‘s latest poem is up — and it’s mine! Here are the first three lines of “Resolutions:”

Tomorrow when lawnmowers grow silencers,
when job offers line my inbox and G-string,
when cats go faux fur but remain seductive.

The rest of the poem is at LEVELER — along with an editor’s note that’s a lot longer than the 11-line poem itself. LEVELER’s an online po-zine that publishes a poem a week, each with a “levelheaded” note that investigates “what a poem conveys and how.” Enjoy —

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One poem in Denver Quarterly

Friday 7 February 2014 - Filed under poetry + publications

The website for Denver Quarterly hasn’t been updated for quite a while, but the print issues continue on — and latest issue of the literary magazine is now available. One of my poems, titled “Carrington’s Cavalry,” can be found on page 22. Here are the first three lines:

In the skirmish he’s the one body moving.
Mostly I play voyeur. The scattershots
by which he organizes the battalion’s horses.

Read the rest and more by getting an issue or subscription. I especially Kate Greenstreet‘s series of numbered poems, collectively titled “The End of Something,” and Kate McIntyre’s “Be Prepared,” a small collection of dreamy-creepy little surreal snippets.

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