News
I have a short piece in Hobart, "A Player's Guide to Spring Training, Pt. 3: Pitching." (4/9/2015)
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After a break from readings, I have three in the next month: LSU MFA Turns 30, at AWP 2015, April 10 at 10:30am; The Underpass, Chelsea's Cafe in BR, April 17 at 7pm; and LSU MFA 3rd Year Reading, Baton Rouge Gallery, May 3 at 4pm. (4/2015)
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We're hosting two readings for The Southern Review's eightieth anniversary in the coming weeks: April 9 at 4:30pm at AWP 2015, in Minneapolis, MN, with Bonnie Jo Campbell, Michael Knight, Anna Journey, and David St. John. And then, in NYC: May 1, 7pm at The Strand Bookstore, with Stephen Dunn, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Chloe Honum, Jayne Anne Phillips, and David Wojahn. (4/2015)
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I got to talk about my editorial process at The Southern Review with Draft: The Journal of Process editor (and TSR contributor) Mark Polanzak. (1/27/2015)
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I shared some 2015 reading recommendations with the HuffingtonPost. (1/6/2015)
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I gave an interview about my chapbook, Butcher Papers, at Speaking of Marvels. (1/5/2015)
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I will be moderating panel on Louisiana literature at the 2015 Tennessee Williams Festival. (event 3/27/2015)
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"The Derrotero Method" received a special mention in the 2015 Pushcart Prize anthology. (12/2014)
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The Southern Review hosted a panel at the Louisiana Book Festival 2014. (11/2014)
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I participated in three great residencies/conferences: the Writer's Room at the Betsy (3/2014), TENT: Creative Writing at the Yiddish Book Center (5/2014), and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. (Barry Hannah Scholar, 7/2014)
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I have music reviews in issues 16 (The Blow), 18 (Despicable Zee), and 19 (Sor Saence) of Tom Tom Magazine. (6/2014)
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My review of Water Like Stone appeared in the Oral History Review 41.1. (4/2014)
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My digital, cross-genre chapbook, Butcher Papers, is now available from Sibling Rivalry Press! Download it here for $3. (2/18/2014)
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Pick up a copy of the March/April issue of Writer's Digest to read my interview on the state of journal publishing. (2/2014)
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My poem "Some facts about sculptors" was featured in Issue 16 of Eleven Eleven. Read it here. (1/2014)
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Since August 2013, I have served as the coeditor and prose editor of The Southern Review. Check out the website for more.
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My story, "The Derrotero Method," was published in the Autumn 2013 issue of The Gettysburg Review. Order a copy here. The story was nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize by the contributing editors.
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I've been commissioned to draw a series of infographics for the Lean In Foundation, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act (6/10/1963). The first was published today, see it here. (6/6/2013)
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On Monday I got a nice write-up on FastCo's Co.Exist page, and I started my summer job at the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. (5/21/2013)
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Good day #3: The women were written up on Huffington Post, and I set up an ecommerce site, society6.com/Womenofthe113th. Buy some art! (5/16/2013)
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Good day #2: I was jezebel'd, and the Women of the 113th was mentioned on Chris Hayes' MSNBC show as one of the coolest things on the internet. (5/15/2013)
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A good day: I got a writing residency at The Betsy for December 2013, and one of my infographics was published by Salon. (5/14/2013)
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The Women of the 112th and 113th illustration project is in the Looking@Democracy competition, run by the MacArthur Foundation. Voting for audience favorite is open through 5/16/2013. (5/10/2013)
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"The Derrotero Method" will be published in The Gettysburg Review this fall. (5/2013)
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"Some facts about sculptors" won the 2013 William Jay Smith Award for Poetry, awarded to the best poem written in the LSU MFA program (4/2013)
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Since starting my Women of the 112th Tumblr in mid-September, the project has been featured on Huffington Post, New York Magazine's Fashion site, the Cut, and Tumblr's Storyboard. The Women also made their debut in Atlanta last weekend, as part of the Billboard Art Project. Pictures here.
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"Eating on Berry Street," an illustrated memoir, was published by Alimentum (9/3/12).
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An illustration from the Mouths series was featured on the cover of Kim Vodicka's new book, AESTHESIA BALDERDASH (6/1/12).
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My illustrated piece, "Archaeology of an Archaeologist" was published in the new issue of the New York Moon. (5/8/12)
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I won the 2012 Kent Gramm MFA Award for Literary Nonfiction and was an honorable mention for the Ruth Elizabeth McClain Cassidy MFA Award for Screenwriting. Thanks LSU! (5/2/12)
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I am going to Portugal for July 2012, to participate in the Disquiet International writing program and research my novel. Big thanks to the LSU English Department's travel funds and to Disquiet for the partial scholarship.
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I am reading at the Underpass Reading Series Wednesday, February 15, at 7pm, at Chelsea's in Baton Rouge. More details.
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The Reader, 2nd Edition, is now available from Pearson/Longman! I drew the illustrations for “Beryl Simpson: Airline Reservationist” (Graphic novel, Studs Terkel and Harvey Pekar), which was originally published in Working: A Graphic Adaptation (1/23/12).
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My short short story, "The only thing I have that belongs in the Smithsonian" was published on Esquire.com (12/16/11).
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The Fall 2011 issue of New Delta Review (NDR) is out! I'm the art editor, and real excited to be making the most of the new format -- including dynamic cover art by Kevin Casper, and new media by Dave Greber and Eric LeMay (12/10/11).
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I’m one of ten finalists for the Aspen Writers Foundation/Esquire Short Short fiction contest. I’ll be “competing” in NYC on 11/1/11. More on the contest here.
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Recent sports articles in DIG Baton Rouge:

"More Mo" (3/7/12)
"Cat on the Mat" (2/8/12)
"King of the Hill" (2/8/12)
"Little Miss Sunshine" (12/7/11)
"If you build it" (11/16/11)
"Belle on Wheels" (11/02/11)
"Sister Act" (10/19/11)
"Fake it til you make it" (10/12/11)
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Reading at River Writers, Boudreaux and Thibodeaux, Baton Rouge
10/4/2011 (video at the link)
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Read the feature on my apartment in the New York Times (10/1/10)