4/23/2023: None of This is an Invitation (co-authored with Jessica Alexander) is now available for pre-order here: Welcome to None of This is an Invitation
Thank you to duncan barlow + everyone at Astrophil Press at the University of South Dakota
& to dreamboats Jac Jemc and Megan Giddings for their blurbs
& to Katie Mollon for yet another cover image (check out her experimental photography here: IG @analoguedreamer)
None of This is an Invitation is a novella of double-takes. I loved living in the uncanny misdirection, the self-doubt, the unstable points of view. Every image accrues heft alongside the quicksilver narrative. Each chapter break jolted me, like waking up from a dream of falling.
—Jac Jemc, Empty Theatre and The Grip of It
Jessica Alexander & Katie Jean Shinkle prove in None of This is an Invitation that the secret ingredient for a great ghost story is desire with all its traps. A strange little gem of a book that will be hard for readers to put down.
—Megan Giddings, author of The Women Could Fly and Lakewood
3/2023: I’m doing a script table read of Predator with Ander Monson, et al. on Tuesday, March 28 via Zoom. Register here: Predator The Script Table Read (the Zoom link will be sent from Eventbrite a day before the event).
3/2023: Will you be at AWP Seattle? Here is where I will be. Can’t wait to see you!
Thursday, March 9:
Panel: Two (or More) Become One: Writing in Collaboration Across Genre, 320-435pm. feat. Steven Dunn, Amber Flame, Natasha Marin @Room 337, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 3
Off-site event: Orchestrate Your Whole Fucking Life! with Amy Alvarez, Nemma Avashia, Steven Dunn, Katie Jean Shinkle, and Glenn Taylor @Slip in Belltown Gallery @2301 1st Ave, Seattle WA 98121. 6-730pm (Steven and I will be reading from our novel Tannery Bay.) (This is a free, ticketed event so grab tickets here:Welcome to Orchestrate Your Whole Fucking Life!)
Friday, March 10:
Off-site event: 200-300PM University of Louisiana Lafayette/Sam Houston State University Graduate Student Reading @Museum of Museums
Off-site event: 730-930pm Apogee/DIAGRAM/March Fadness/Texas Review/Texas Review Press reading @ Alley Mic, 1922 Post Alley:: Readers: Kanika Agrawal, Eric Burger, Bryan Byrdlong, Elizabeth Gonzalez James, Tim Jones Yelvington, Mihee Kim, Ananda Lima, Kristine Langley Mahler, Caridad Moro-Gronlier, Danielle Pafunda, Angela Penaredondo, Jennifer Sperry Steinorth, Dao Strom, and more
Saturday, March 11:
Panel: #FeelsBad: Writing Discomfort and Pessimism in Genre feat. Ginger Ko, Kenning JP Garcia, Vidhu Aggarwal, Alexandrine Ogundimu, and Katie Jean Shinkle. 1:45-3:00PM @Room 437, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
Off-site event: Reading with Essay Press, Bloof Books, and Noemi Press. I’ll be reading with a slew of other greats! 3:30-5pm at the Crescent Lounge, Seattle.
2/7/2023: Happy Pub Day to Thick City! Out now at Bull City Press.
1/24/2023: Reading for Bull City Press, Feb. 6 2023
9/27/2022: My strange prose chapbook of simultaneity Thick City is now available for preorder at Bull City Press! Huge thank you to Bull City for seeing the vision but most particularly Ross White and Noah Stetzer, and thank you to my friends Danielle Pafunda, Monica Prince, Timothy Willis Sanders, and Ursula Villarreal-Moura for kind words as blurbs. (And shout out to Michael Martone, who initially told me to send this work to Bull City as the perfect home!) Find Thick City here: Welcome to Thick City
8/15/2022: Tannery Bay: a Novel, coauthored with Steven Dunn, has been accepted for publication by FC2/The University of Alabama Press for Spring 2024. Endless gratitude to Sarah Blackman, Joanna Ruocco, Dan Waterman, and everyone at FC2/University of Alabama Press.
6/26/2022: Our Prayers After the Fire is now available through Spuyten Duyvil: Welcome to Our Prayers After the Fire
4/21/2022: Our Prayers After the Fire will be reissued by Spuyten Duyvil! (Gratitude, always, to Blue Square Press–David Peak and Ben Spivey–for originally publishing it in 2014.)
3/2/2022: Midwinter Constellation out now. Buy it here: Welcome to Midwinter Constellation:
/9/2021: Very happy that Bull City Press will be publishing my 7th chapbook Thick City. Big, big thank you to Ross White, Noah Stetzer, and the rest of the Bull City squad.
7/12/2021: My new digital hybrid chapbook entitled Will You Kiss Me Goodnight? about conjoined twins who are obsessed with River Phoenix set in the Trailer Park of My Mind is up at The Offending Adam! Tidal waves of gratitude to Nik De Dominic, Andrew Wessels, Avni Vyas, S. Whitney Holmes, and Ryan Winlet for championing the work and giving it such a perfect home. Find it here: https://theoffendingadam.com/2021/kmgn-1/
6/10/2021: I am a 2021 fellow in poetry at the Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. Check out the beautiful fellows: https://www.lambdaliterary.org/writers-retreat/2021-writers-retreat-fellows/
6/3/2021: Jessica Alexander and I’s novella None of This is an Invitation has been signed to Astrophil Press for Spring 2023. Thank you, duncan barlow, Editor, and the entire Astrophil crew.
6/3/2021: the Texas Review‘s All-Essay Issue x Essay Daily B-side Compilation is live on Essay Daily feat. Mary-Kim Arnold; Piper J. Daniels and Nicole McCarthy; Lily Hoang; Vincent James; Michael Martone; Ander Monson; Katrina Otuonye; Danielle Pafunda; Monica Prince; Addie Tsai; Julie Marie Wade; and Nicole Walker. Introduction: http://www.essaydaily.org/2021/06/an-introduction-to-b-sides-of-texas.html
5/28/2021: I’ll Find Myself When I’m Dead: a Podcast About the Literary Essay devoted an episode to the Texas Review‘s All-Essay Issue: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/texas-review-all-essay-issue/id1505635442?i=1000522055981 Thanks to them!
3/7/2021: My essay on Teenage Fanclub’s “The Concept” is up at March Plaidness today. For my game, voting ends at 9AM Arizona time on March 8. Go vote HERE or marchxness.com