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Ajar Press :: NƯỚC | WATER | COUNTRY - Summer 2016 issue

Nước, meaning both ‘country’ and ‘water’ is the theme explored in the latest edition of AJAR — a Vietnamese-English bilingual journal of poetry, short fiction, essay, and artwork that revolves around a specific word of choice for each issue. 

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Flashback: One poem in Chiron Review

That time Chiron Review published one of my poems, “Thought He Had the Skinny,” in Issue #46-47, Spring/Summer 1996. Looking at this now, it’s funny how it has that Bukowski type horse racing thing going on, which is possibly why it got accepted. 26 more words


Two poems in Zoomoozophone Review

Zoomoozophone Review released its eleventh issue today, which includes two of my poems, “Ampersand Abracadabra” and “A Nickel in the Sun.” The whole issue of the online magazine can be viewed here.


"Train Nights" in Gravel

If you have five minutes to spare, head over to Gravel magazine and check out my story “Train Nights,” which appears in the latest issue. I spent far, far too long researching late nineteenth / early twentieth century railroading for this story, which is under 1,000 words. 19 more words


Writer's Staycation Re-Cap

My second staycation was a complete success. Last year I chronicled my staycation successes and failures. This year I only have positives to share. I lucked out with perfect weather every day, read a lot (Amy Schumer’s  603 more words


Flashback: Two poems in Paper Salad

That time Paper Salad Poetry Journal published two of my poems, “One-a-Day’s Revenge” and “Fast Pace of USA.” Issue #6, 1996.


the art of fiction

One of my favorite features from The Paris Review is their “Art of Fiction” series. The interesting part for me is how the interviewer sets the scene, describing the author’s office or writing loft or what have you. 889 more words