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  • New story: ‘Mugshot’

    New story: ‘Mugshot’

    I’ve got a new short piece up at called ‘Mugshot.’ I still try to make words, even though I’m tired all the time. Things are happening. I’ve got a couple things coming together, but while we’re waiting for that to simmer check out the new story I put out by clicking here

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  • Are You Still Writing?

    Are You Still Writing?

    This has come up a lot lately, especially at AWP, and the answer is: Yes. of course. Am I actively publishing/being published? Not as much, no. But I’m building things back up. This past year has been wild. The last couple. All 33 of them, really. I was a server for 15 years. I couldn’t […]

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  • Round up: interview, new story, live reading

    Round up: interview, new story, live reading

    Maybe some day I’ll actually post more than just “here’s some things you missed if you don’t follow me on Facebook” but for now, here’s some stuff you may have missed if you don’t follow me on Facebook. I had a great conversation with Brian Alan Ellis which has since been posted at Clash Media […]

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  • ICYMI: interviews, essays, and reviews 

    ICYMI: interviews, essays, and reviews 

    Recent interweb appearances: I’ve got an essay up at CLASH about alcohol, bees, and anxiety called “This Super Cool Thing Where Everything Gives Me Anxiety”   Also up at CLASH is an installment of an interview series from Gabino Iglesias called Skin Stories where Gabino talks to writers about their tattoos. Here’s mine 🖤   […]

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  • super surreal

    super surreal

    I read at Powell’s City of Books for Smallpressapalooza. I’ve spent so many hours browsing the shelves of Powell’s and now my little pink bummer and I are on one. I got to stand at this awesome fucking podium with my heart thumping out of my chest and share the words I wrote. Never would […]

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  • Color Wheel 

    Color Wheel 

    Holly Golightly calls them “the mean reds.” Sometimes they come in concurrence with the blues, which I guess makes them something like “the awkward purples.” It makes me not want to leave bed or get any work done. I feel totally unmotivated and uninspired and that’s been really rough because there are things to do […]

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  • zine machine/queen & upcoming performances 

    zine machine/queen & upcoming performances 

      Tonight I’m running off more mini zines and practicing for a reading tomorrow (2/27) at the Jade Lounge that is centered around the thing we idealize the shit out of but barely understand: Love. The good, the bad, the morbidly grotesque. We’ll cover it all. Music, stories, poetry and more. I’ll also be reading […]

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  • ICYMI: Interview @ Volume 1 Brooklyn

    ICYMI: Interview @ Volume 1 Brooklyn

    “It was important to me to represent the people in this book as authentically as I could. They aren’t just characters, they are people that I love. So more than my revealing them through storytelling, they revealed themselves to me during a time of tragedy. And if I’m going to try to show other people […]

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  • Two Years 

    Two Years 

    On the two year anniversary of my sobriety I take a long walk and set out on a day devoted to rewarding myself and celebrating this huge thing I did. At lunch I sit facing a window, eating Al Pastor and watching the rain fall. Behind me are two groups of women who take turns […]

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