Monday, May 17, 2010

Catching Up With Ben Percy (MFA '04)

from the fabulous Ben Percy (MFA '04, fiction), who's always up to something:

Hope all's well in Carbondale. Again, I had a great time visiting last month.

As requested, here's some news:

Have an article in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers called "Home Improvement: Revision as Renovation"

Have an article coming out in the June '10 issue of Outside Magazine called "Never Been to Disneyland"

Recently sold a short story/novel excerpt (from The Wilding) to Tin House for their fall '10 "Class in America" issue.

Recently sold a short story to Gulf Coast for fall '10 issue.

Recently sold a short story -- "Writs of Possession" -- slated for the the spring '11 Virginia Quarterly Review

And my collection Refresh, Refresh has been chosen by UW-Stevens Point as their shared freshman text, so all incoming students will be reading and discussing it.

Whoa, Mr. Percy! That's a lot of work and a lot of congrats from your friends here in Carbondale.