Thanks again to Michelle Hoover for hosting me on “The 7am Novelist” podcast! Michelle, David Abrams, and I discussed how to handle self-doubt and prevent yourself from giving up on a long-term writing project. David is the author Brave Deeds and Fobbit, novels set in Baghdad during the Iraq War.
Thank you to Michelle Hoover for inviting me to “The 7am Novelist” podcast. Michelle led a wonderful discussion with me and Marjan Kamali on the complexity of character desires. Listen closely and you might hear a little something about my current novel(s) in progress!
The other So It Goes nominees for the Pushcart are:
Warren Bronson – “Greta Turnvoldt’s Memorial Dog Park” Nancy Cook – “Worker’s Caucus” Jeff Fleischer – “Grandmama Sadie’s Power Play” Josh Lefkowitz – “A Decepticon That Will Save Us” Ami J. Sanghvi – “American Pulp Fiction”
The ninth issue of So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library will launch October 3, 2020 during Banned Books Week. Each year, the issue focuses on a Vonnegut-related theme, and in 2020, that theme is Civic Engagement. My poem “O City of Effortful Joys” appears in the issue. You can read more about the issue on the KVLM site, and you can order it here. And if that weren’t enough, you can watch a video of me talking about the poem. In addition, I’ll be participating in a launch event on Oct. 3, which you can register for here. Thank you to Meredith Cummings, Julia Whitehead, Beth Ann Broadhurst, and everyone on the KVML team for making it happen. I’d also like to thank Jesse Wellman, Christina Regon, and all the nurses I know, who helped inspire the poem.
“From the Faraway, Nearby,” my ekphrastic poem about a Georgia O’Keeffe painting of the same title, appears in the new issue of Pamplemousse. Thank you to Jensen Beach and the entire staff! (Note: The painting depicted here is not From the Faraway, Nearby. It’s another O’Keeffe painting called Series 1, No. 8, which is in the public domain.)