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Medium post: On running my first ultra

Over at Medium, I have an essay posted about my first ultra marathon. It was an amazing experience, and the essay, hopefully, captures the tremendous dedication it takes to run an ultra marathon: 6 more words

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Medium post: Baja California

I wrote a travel essay over at Medium. It’s a bit longer read, but I hope it captures the spirit of traveling down in Baja California, Mexico. 86 more words

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UTEP – MFA newsletter

The Online e-inquirer, our MFA writing newsletter at UTEP, was published this week. Check out the ‘Kudos’ section where my prose poem is mentioned. A link to


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Poem in Apeiron Review

A prose poem I wrote, “The Falling Apart,” is published in the fifth issue of Apeiron Review. Download the full review below:

Apeiron Review Issue 5

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Medium Post: Hot Rod Kids

I published an essay over at Medium. It’s a look back at my best friend’s Chevy Nova – and all the time we spent driving around in the darn thing. 21 more words

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The Blue Relic – Jim Murray, star sportswriter

The Blue Relic – that’s how I think of it – was a large, dusty hardback book either my mom or grandmother bought me at a garage sale. 422 more words

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Farewell, Durham and all points south

Last day in Durham, N.C.

Is this how it ends, my sojourn south? A stone-empty shoebox apartment, except for the pile of suspicious gray duffle bags packed tight with ye olde literature, and empty Corona bottles littered across the kitchen counters? 540 more words

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