I am kicking off 2013 with my the publication of my first music essay, appearing in Utter Magazine. “Cooley’s Law of Gravity” examines the songwriting of Drive-By Trucker’s singer and guitarist Mike Cooley to consider whether the mystery of great pop music can be solved with repeated listening.
Utter – No. 2
Utter Magazine is a new online journal with a thematic focus on voice and sound. The editors search for work “ with deep rumblings, with vibrations, with motion.” Two issues–comprised of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as well as artwork in full color–are available on the site. Thank you to editors P.J. Williams and Kir Jordan for selecting the essay!
Join writers and artists from across the state to celebrate the exhibit, “A Celebration of Washington Artists,” with a reception on Friday, September 7th. The reception takes place at the Washington State Convention Center on the 2nd floor from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
I am fortunate to be reading with a fabulous collection of writers. The readings will take place from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the North Gallery on the 2nd floor.
My essay, “Bounty and Burden,” is currently on display in the new exhibit, A Celebration of Washington Artists. The show includes visual, media, and literary art by graduates of Artist Trust’s EDGE Professional Development Program. View the exhibit daily at the Washington State Convention Center between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Also, join us on Friday, September 7 for a reception with readings and film screenings.
My essay, “Turbulence,” appears in the April issue of Barely South Review. In its third year, the journal has just transitioned from blog format to a digital edition, including artwork. Check it out here, where you can read online, download to a reader, or print your own copy. You can also go directly to “Turbulence.”
Photograph by Dave Wicks
I am thrilled to announce that my essay, “Bounty and Burden,” has won the Teresa A. White Award. The essay will appear in the upcoming print edition of Quiddity. Here is more information about the journal:
“Quiddity is a multimedia arts venue featuring an international literary journal (print and audio), a public-radio program, and a visiting writer and artist series. . . . The term quiddity means “the real nature or essence of a thing; that which makes it what it is. Because those who participate in the arts—crafters, readers, viewers, listeners—are its quiddity, the venue Quiddity seeks not only work from a wide and diverse pool of individuals but also to share that work with a wide audience.”
Thank you to Quiddity and Editor Joanna Beth Tweedy for the honor.
My essay, “Sunbeam,” appears in the latest issue of the the Licking River Review (Volume 42). For a copy, mail a check ($5) to:
Licking River Review
Department of English
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Last year, editors Zetta Brown and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Brown collaborated to publish Oil and Water … and Other Things That Don’t Mix, an anthology intended to raise awareness of and funds for the ongoing response to the gulf oil spill. I was fortunate to have my essay, “Out of Space-Out of Time,” included in the anthology.
The book features a mix of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by new and established writers, all dealing with the idea of conflict. Read more about the anthology in a recent review by writer Robert Fleming.
All proceeds from sales of the book directly benefit two non-profits whose work addresses the spill, Mobile Baykeeper and Bay Area Food Bank. Books can be purchased from me or online.