Thursday, April 26, 2012
cordially invites you to attend
our MFA Celebration
April 28, 2012
5:30-7 pm: Reception
7-9:30 pm: Readings
at the Varsity Center for the Arts, 418 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois
These seven graduating students will read briefly from their thesis works:
Jung Hae Chae
John Stanford Owen
Derand E. Wright
Please join us in wishing them congratulations and godspeed.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I'll be an Assistant Professor of English at St. Charles Community
College this fall, I just found out I won the Blue Moon Poetry
Chapbook Contest at Missouri State for My Life as an Island (first
half of a longer manuscript--Western Humanities Review is publishing a
fifteen page spread from that manuscript this summer), and Prairie
Schooner will be publishing a ten page poem, "Yellowstone Wolf
Project," from a different manuscript in fall 2012.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Very excited to share news of an upcoming publication--the Calyx
Journal picked up three of my poems: "Language Acquisition,"
"Generations," and "She was the ugliest girl" in either July 2012 or
January 2013 issue. Groooovy!
Groovy indeed!!! Congrats, Jung!!
Copper Nickel is going to publish my short story "Murdered Girl."
This is my first publication ever, so I am pretty pleased.
Great news, AD!!!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I'm doing an online video "event" tomorrow, Wednesday, April 18, at 6 PM Eastern time. It's an experiment - you all know me well enough to be aware of what a gadget guy I am, and it seems to me that this latest gadget will have some role in how book tours and such are done in the (near) future. I'll be giving a brief reading from Miracle Boy and Other Stories, and then there will be a Q&A period, during which webcam-equipped attendees (who can virtually raise their hands!) can ask me questions and so on.I freely admit that I have no idea how this will go, so you're likely to see me fall flat on my face, or hit the wrong button and blip out of existence. What could be better?Hit the link below to add yourself to the guest list. The event coordinators will then send you an email with the link to the actual reading, as well as a reminder when the reading is about to start. There's no software to install, as the whole thing works in a conventional browser.Hope to see ("see") some of you there ("there").
Monday, April 16, 2012
The scholarship I received from the Highlights Foundation is $600
toward a Young Adult Boot Camp in June with Rich Wallace and Kathryn
Erskine. The folks at the foundation asked that I spread the word to
other writers, so if others are interested in children's/YA writing,
they might check out the list of workshops:
They're happy to answer any questions and send a scholarship
application via email.
Congrats, Rachel, and thanks!!!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Monday, April 02, 2012
A piece of mine was selected as Poem of the Month a while back and has
been posted on The
Pinch's website. It's a longer piece titled, "Seven Places I Have Found My
Grandmother in the Last Six Years."