Reflections on Surrealism & Revolution

Throughout this course, I’ve gained an appreciation for and an awareness of the importance of the collective in artistic action. Mixed in with these observations, however, is the realization that academic communities are in a constant state of flux. Each year new friendships are strengthened, and then in the spring with graduation or fellowships, those […]

UWM Spring Awards

During the last week of classes, the English department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee holds an awards ceremony recognizing undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty for their writing and teaching. This year I am honored to receive the Frederick J. Hoffman Award for my essay on Angela Carter’s short story “The Company of Wolves,” […]

cream city review @ AWP

Next week I’ll be at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Washington, D.C. I’m looking forward to attending some great panels (like “The Animal That Therefore I Am: “I”-ing and Eyeing the Animal), going to great readings, reconnecting with writing friends, and discovering great journals at the Book Fair. If you’re […]

Clarion West Write-a-thon 2016: Goals and Supporter Gifts

My Experience at Clarion West, Class of 2011 Five years ago this summer, I attended the Clarion West Writing Workshop in Seattle. For six weeks, I lived in a sorority house with seventeen other writers. Each week I wrote a new story, was workshopped by my peers and a pro-writer or editor, and read seventeen amazing […]

“Sister Winter” in Cast of Wonders

My short story, “Sister Winter,” originally published in The Colored Lens, is now available in audio form at the Cast of Wonders podcast. Many thanks to Marguerite Kenner (@LegalValkyrie) for accepting my story and to Melissa Bugaj (@AccordingToMags) for her charming reading. It is quite an amazing thing to have your characters come to life through another […]