News Archive: 2014

You can now read an excerpt from Crepuscule W/ Nellie in the pages of The Collagist (issue number 65, December 2014). Big thanks to editors Gabriel Blackwell and Matthew Olzmann.

Crepuscule W/ Nellie is now available, in both print and digital editions. The book can be ordered directly from Jaded Ibis Press (and direct orders are greatly appreciated), via Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and at selected independent booksellers. In the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, copies (some autographed) are available for purchase at Serj Books and The Wild Detectives.

I’ve started a Tumblr, Every one of attention’s exploits acts like love. It will not be a blog so much as a repository of links, enthusiasms, diversions, etc. as selected and managed by the (former) librarian in me.

An excerpt from the forthcoming Crepuscule W/ Nellie appears in the Fall 2014 edition of The American Literary Review. Many thanks to editor Miroslav Penkov and the Review staff for the inclusion.

I recently chatted with Brittany Nunn of The Advocate (Lakewood / East Dallas edition) about Crepuscule W/ Nellie. A spoiler-free account of our conversation can be found here.

I recently sat down (virtually) with author John Trefry for a conversation regarding his novel Plats. You can follow our back-and-forth here.

Johannes Göransson has very kindly invited me to continue a conversation concerning John Berryman’s The Dream Songs, appropriative strategies, minstrelsy, and kitsch. The questions I have about these and related matters can be found at Montevidayo.

I recently wrote about being a Dallasite during a long week of Ebola media coverage (among other matters) for Entropy. That essay can be read here.

I was recently asked by the kind folks at The Next Best Book Club (TNBBC) blog to write about my experience “being indie.” You can read my responses here.

I recently wrote a little something about my creative writing pedagogy for Entropy.

Composer / guitarist Chaz Underriner and I recently collaborated on a piece entitled “Program Notes.” (I wrote the libretto.) You can listen to a recording / realization of “Program Notes” via Soundcloud.

I was recently interviewed by Bethany Startin of Black Warrior Review. Those Qs and As alike may be found here.