News, Reviews and Interviews


Please join Anne Panning and me for the Voices in the Gallery reading at the Jeanne Beck Gallery and Studio in beautiful downtown Canandaigua on Friday, August 9, 7-10 p.m..

I’ll be teaching three workshops at August Occasion, the Syracuse YMCA/Downtown Writing Center’s annual retreat in Clinton, New York. Join us!

Thanks to Diane Hernandez for her review of Best Microfiction 2019 in which my story “Any Body” gets a shout out!

My story “The Absence of Gravity,” which was an honorable mention selection in a 2018 contest, is up at Wordrunner eChapbooks as part of their “Upheavals” issue.

My micro “Any Body” was selected for publication in Best Microfiction 2019, forthcoming this spring! Thanks to judge Dan Chaon and editors Gary Fincke and Meg Pokrass for including me.

I’ll be teaching a six-week class at Writers and Books that starts in early February. If you’re interested in learning more about putting together a chapbook or a full-length collection of poems or flash prose, sign up for “The Twenty-Fifth Poem.”

Coming in 2019: Stories in Cease, Cows;  Mom Egg and Moon City Review.

November 29, 2018: Thanks to the Cincinnati Review for nominating “Any Body” for Best Microfiction. 

November 15, 2018: Thanks to Stone Canoe for a Pushcart Prize nomination for “The Color Television Set.”

September 15, 2018: Thanks to Mud Season Review for a Best of the Net nomination for “Next of Kin.”


Review of Sad Math in Shining Rock Poetry Anthology by Carolee Bennett.

Carrie Krucinski reviews Sad Math in Poets’ Quarterly.

Review of Sort of Gone by Tim Morris.

Terrific discussion of “Easy” at the Structure and Style blog.


Tommy Dean and I talk writerly lifejackets and process.

An interview with Meg Pokrass in New Flash Fiction Review about New Micro: Exceptionally Short Stories. 

An interview with Grace Safford, editor of Mud Season Review, about the origin of Nixon’s brain in a jar. 

I talk to Michael Czyzniejewski about why writing funny is hard. 

In which I talk to Sequestrum about how my life as a sportwriter influences my fiction.