My first-ever food review is published in December 2016’s “Off the Ranch” column in Downtown Zen magazine! I went to Sweets Raku and regret nothing.
What do you do with a shiny new MFA degree?
Take it on the road, of course.
Pictured: the Grand Canyon, rafting the Colorado River, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Zion National Park, Mt. Charleston (NV), Bryce Canyon National Park, the Narrows (Zion), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Arches National Park, and Canyonlands National Park
The past month has been the Month of Conferences. First, there was UNLV’s Far West Popular Culture conference. Then so much traveling: five days in Seattle for AWP, followed by a 7-hour road trip (with three poets, no less) to Reno for UNR’s On the Brink conference. Y’all know I love to see things I ain’t never seen. Highlights include Seattle’s Space Needle & Chihuly Glass Gardens, the drive down the Loneliest Road in America, and Lake Tahoe.
1 – The view from the Space Needle
2 – Chihuly Glass Gardens
3 – Walker Lake on the drive from Vegas to Reno
4 – Lake Tahoe
5 & 6 – Goldfield, Nevada; a nearly-deserted almost-ghost town on the way to Reno
My short story, “Love Letter to Lady Lazarus,” was recently published in Five [Quarterly]‘s Winter 2014 issue, available online here.
I was invited to read for the issue’s launch party this past weekend at MiMoDa Studio in Los Angeles, California. It was my first time in California, and it was badass, I must say.