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Up Periscope: Testing the Waters of Social Video

Last week, I took the plunge into Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming video app. I’ve been thinking about trying this technology for a while now, but frankly, I felt a little daunted. 1,331 more words


Seeing red. Being read.

Thirteen years ago, I had just finished up my MFA at Arizona State University. It was a summer evening in the low desert, the kind where the heat rising off the asphalt can breed a kind of angst. 463 more words

Bluegrass Writers Studio

Post-low-res-MFA, Dipping Toe into Academic Job Market

Last night I gave a reading at a great school where a faculty member who got an MFA from a low-residency program is now in a wonderful tenure-track faculty position. 936 more words


Cover Art!

I’m really pleased with the cover art for my poetry collection, Viable, coming in December 2015 from Five Oaks Press. Kudos to my editor, Lynn Houston, for her beautiful design work. 9 more words

Bluegrass Writers Studio

First Published Short Story!

It’s happened! My first piece of short fiction has been published. “Weekend at a Family Reunion,” a piece I have presented at several literary conferences over the past nine months, has been published by Marathon Literary Review, an online press out of Arcadia’s MFA program in Pennsylvania. 129 more words

Literary Journal Publications

A Reflection on my MFA Decision

Below is a personal reflection essay I wrote for The English Update before graduation, reflecting on the difficult MFA application process and even more difficult decision process.

Low-residency Mfa

Residency Made Me a Writer

I’ve written so much since leaving Spalding. I wrote on the plane, both in my notebook and on the computer. I’ve written at my desk. I’ve stopped mid-barn-cleaning and taken notes on my phone. 61 more words