The Slowdown w/ Tracy K. Smith 🔊– “There’s no one left to see his hands/lifting from the engine bay…”
New England Review – "Mike pins me to the sink, forearm/levered against my throat…"
Ploughshares 🔊– “He’d tell me/about the distant servers//that mine electronic coins/by solving complex equations.”
Sewanee Review – “Most days the same/with minor variations. Flat blue//of the 5am kitchen.”
Humanities Tennessee – “If I could go back/to that July in Northampton, blowing fiberglass//into rich folks’ attics.”
Gulf Coast – "The receptionist holds up/a small paper bag/stapled shut. Whatever/you had worth saving."
NEA Writers' Corner – "He has state-sponsored cell phone minutes/and a camo jacket hung on the sideview to dry."
+ 🔊 via New England Review / Bread Loaf Writers' Conference here.
Lit Hub – “The aim is not to make a 1:1 model of my life, but to make, each time, the most arresting representation of what it feels like to be alive.”
89.7 KMSU Weekly Reader 🔊– “I lose track of what’s real and what’s not. That’s necessary to make the art as strong and convincing as it can be.”