Big Shakespeare book

Agent has it. But like Cordelia, I’ll do before I speak. Time shall unfold….

LitMag wins a Pushcart

Delighted to learn that John Ashbery’s poem “Just the One Episode,” published in LitMag #1 in 2017, won a Pushcart Prize and will appear in the 2019 edition

Pushcart Prize Nominations

2013 was a good year. More than one of my short stories were nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2014.  We shall see.


Many thanks to all you readers.

Stories in The Iowa Review, Southwest Review, Confrontation, Gargoyle due out soon

A bunch of stories will be published in the last months of 2013: “Life in Earnest” is due out in GARGOYLE this month (Issue 60).  “How to Do the Heimlich” will be out in SOUTHWEST REVIEW in the fall (Issue 98:3). “Last Great Year” will be out in CONFRONTATION in November (Issue 114). “What Kind of Bird Are You?” will be out in THE IOWA REVIEW in January (Issue 43:3).

“Tim Descending” in Carolina Quarterly — Available now

“Tim Descending” just came out in the CAROLINA QUARTERLY (63.1: Spring 2013). Check out CQs redesign to celebrate its 65th year. And check out Tim, Mr. Fun (narrator), and Mr. Fun’s girlfriend. It’s a missed love triangle that’ll split your sides and break your heart.


Here’s an excerpt:


Tim holds up shirt after shirt and says, “How magnetic is this one?” I don’t even nod. I’m past the answering stage with Tm. “See you tonight,” he says, buttoning the shirt he has finally chosen. I watch Tim saunter out, his wide shoulders jouncing, curly red hair falling upon his freckled neck. His skin is fair, his eyes bright blue, streakes of red in his sclera.


Mainly, Tim chases skirts. He catches most of them. He devours women the way a goat grazes grass, or maybe it is more the way a goat eats paper out of your pockets at a petting zoo…..


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