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The Supplies in Juked

Friday 10 October 2014 - Filed under fiction + publications + stories

My short story, “The Supplies,” is now up in Juked! It’s about temping and driving and making out. Here’s an excerpt:

Driving to Roy’s that afternoon I felt a connection to everyone I saw, a deeper sort of understanding about our relatedness that didn’t need to be defined in concrete, hierarchical terms. I took time to notice the people inside the cars, their little fidgety preoccupations. Here we all were on our various paths, which weren’t so much paths but rather oneiric somnambulations, bumping gently along in the manner of benign bacteria. This is the attitude I should have had all along, I thought, just saying yes to whatever wanted to happen, not in an overt or grabby way, but in a more acquiescent, shrugging manner.

Juked is an indie lit journal, with new work going up weekly. Dig through its archives for works by Aimee Bender, Tao Lin, and other writers I like.

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Might Club!

Friday 15 August 2014 - Filed under poetry + publications

Might Club poetry chapbook by Siel Ju

Might Club poetry chapbook by Siel Ju

My first chapbook, “Might Club,” is now out from Horse Less Press!

You can read a sampling of the poems at Drunken Boat, The Offending Adam, and Otoliths, where some of the poems in the chapbooks were originally published.

Get it from Horse Less Press for $8.

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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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