Another one bites the dust.
The Spring, 2012 issue of Brain, Child — which includes my story “The Dance” — is on the stands. Brain, Child’s mix of fiction, reviews, and thoughtful and provocative nonfiction about parenthood makes it one smart cookie of a mag. And now they offer e-reader subscriptions!
Just received word that my story “Trafficking” will appear in The Best American Mystery Stories 2012, a real honor. And in additional writing-related news, I’ll have a new story (“The Dance”) in the spring issue of Brain, Child — my absolute favorite parent-related publication. And now: back to work.
My poem “Hill Country Fossils” has just been reprinted here, in Places@DesignObserver. I love the photo they selected to illustrate it! (And I’m not unpleased to be in an issue with an essay titled “I Watch Slacker to Read Austin in the Original,” either).
Much of my writing tends to dance around general questions about place and, more specifically, about home — is it possible to find a home? What would that place actually look like? And as a place-centered writer, I’ve always considered myself to be a southern writer; genus Texas-Georgia hybrid. Because of that, I’m particularly pleasedContinue reading “The Written Word”
This is it, then. The lovely nutmeat of the summer. The musty smell of tomatoes pulled from the vine; the scent of sun-baked dirt before the afternoon’s rain storm. Sweat that teases the hair at the nape of Elder Girleen’s neck into tendrils; the beautiful, enveloping ache of refrigerated air when we finally get theContinue reading “Treading Water: or, The Deep End”
The Summer issue of Brain, Child —which includes my story “Sleep” — has hit the stands; you can get a copy at Barnes and Noble, Whole Foods and elsewhere. Brain, Child recently received a well-deserved Utne Independent Press Award — check it out!
I’m very happy to announce that my story “Sleep” — another of the “fairy tales turned inside-out” I’ve been working on for a while now, will appear in the Summer, 2010 issue of what’s got to be the rockingest parenthood-related magazine around, Brain, Child. Brain, Child is a wonderful magazine, and I say that notContinue reading “The Written Word”
So yesterday I was at Elder Girleen’s second-grade classroom for the monthly birthday commemoration, which consisted of a cheer and a song for the three kids with January birthdays.* On the surface, that was all that was taking place. But because I just spent almost two weeks away from the usual routines of my life,**Continue reading “The Future”
The New Yorker Food Issue has been on the stands for a few days now. I know this shows just how tame my life is these days, but I can’t think of a more decadent, idle or enjoyable way to prep myself for the season than to sit down and fritter away an hourContinue reading “Coffee Break”