Happy to hear my story “Arkansas Flood 1964” will soon have a home in Pilgrimage Magazine.
A few years back I made a joke to D about teaching and writing. I told her I was deciding to […]
Reading this defeatist article on Slate.com on grading the college essay. Rings true in many ways but why would I […]
Big Sur may be my least favorite Jack Kerouac novel. While On the Road and The Subterraneans captured youth and restlessness, […]
The other day a student came in to the office while I was reading a graphic novel and asked me […]
I’ve long read and admired Junot Diaz‘ style of prose. I’m almost embarrassed to say how much I’ve modeled my […]
Went to the movies last week. I should’ve been grading or obsessing over the part time instructor evaluations I was […]
We’re discussing a few stories tomorrow from Stuart Dybek‘s collection The Coast of Chicago. I admire “The Woman Who Fainted” […]
Discussing Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” today in Lit 150 class. I’m stealing this lesson/discussion from […]
Grateful for the thoughtful review at Indiereader.com: “…the book is filled with beautiful moments, like shards of broken stained-glass window […]
I tell my students that Week 4 of the semester is usually where the wheels fall off–for students as well […]
A few months back I wrote a quick review of Daniel Chacon’s book Unending Rooms. I admire Chacon’s aesthetic and […]
Poet and professor Juan Morales invited me to be a featured reader next year in the Southern Colorado Reader Series […]
My friend and mentor Will Hochman answers some questions and gives his opinion on the new Salinger documentary.