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
Giddyup & Go: Conferences, Seattle & Reno
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
Five [Quarterly] publishes “Love Letter”
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.