A Vase of Wildflowers

I'm a writer because I have stage fright.

Update: New Writings and Current Projects

Whoever said the summer months were for vacation probably wasn’t a writer (or an editor). My graduate school classes don’t start up again until late August, but I’m as busy as I’ve … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

International Poetry, Niven’s New Book, and More

There have been some exciting things happening lately. For one thing, my poem “War Song” was placed on the long list for the 2016 Wisehouse International Poetry Award. “War Song” will appear … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Where You Should Be and When: Urgent Literary Events

Hi friends! There is an explosion of awesome literary events happening in my neck of the woods (and a few other places) that you need to know about. Here’s a … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writers and Editors and Publishers! Oh my!: My First AWP Experience

As many of you know, I attended the Association of Writers and Writers Programs (AWP) conference in Los Angeles, California this year—an experience that was partly funded by the generous … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Naturally Political: An Interview with Ann Pancake at Change Seven Magazine

Hey friends, my interview with Ann Pancake is up. We discuss fiction and mountaintop removal mining. Check it out! “I think if you get the art right, the politics will … Continue reading

April 5, 2016

Blue River Benefit: Help Us Help Them

Blue River began at the start of this academic year, so we’re excited to be open for submissions already. We also introduced the Blue River Editors’ Award, which has a monetary prize. … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blue River Now Open for Submissions

My fellow writers, I have exciting news. Blue River, a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program, is now seeking submissions. There is also a chance to win $500.

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment