Map Inset: Kansas • A Video Essay

The first of my video essays just went up at along with an essay on craft and process, explaining how the project evolved into this form. Both the video and the essay can be found here: Map Inset: Kansas — A Video Essay about a woman, a dog, the open road, and the things we carry to the middle of nowhere

Song of the Week at Coldfront Magazine

The crew of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety got invited to hijack the Song-of-the-Week at Coldfront Magazine. (Being invited might take the hijinks guthrieout of the hijack, but still—so exciting!)

As F’lift Fiction Editor, I got the chance to play DJ for a week during this tail-end of 2015—so I wrote about Woody Guthrie and song of 1945.

And you can feast on the archives here:

Because You Asked…

I’m super proud to be part of this awesome new book of essays! An astounding roster of writers offers killer insights and resonant anecdotes on the writing process and life. Thank you, Katrina Roberts, for including me!BYA_300-2-210CMovTyPUAAATI5Y


Because You Asked: A Book of Answers on the Art and Craft of the Writing Life


Borne out of over 15 years curating the Visiting Writers Reading Series at Whitman College, Katrina Roberts’s Because You Asked is an anthology that brings together anecdotes, approaches, aspirations, confessions, warnings, challenges, passions, foibles, secrets, prompts, craft notes, manifestos-that is, perspectives from writers, their insights and revelations shared often during “Q and A sessions” with young (or simply young-at-heart) writers and readers. A peek inside the writing life, for readers of all sorts!