1/2017 New work coming out: * Excerpt from The Swank Hotel, “Frank Writes A Letter,” which I just turned into a fifteen page endnote in the ms. will be in the next Hunger Mountain, ed. x supercool Jedediah Berry. * Excerpt from my post-election fantasies project will be in the “Readings” section of the March Harper’s.
4/26/2016 The collaborative article that I wrote with my magic panelists based on our (dramatic) AWP conference event is the cover article for the AWP Chronicle this month. I have no idea what people think about it.
3/30/2016 Airplane Reading is out, and I have a story in it.
2/21/2016 There is going to be a paperback and e-book of Apocalypses probably in June from McSweeney’s. With one all-new apocalypse. The new cover is as beautiful as the original cover.
12/7 For the second time I was a finalist for a Creative Capital grant, but I didn’t get one. I was a finalist for a couple things this year, and didn’t get them, and I did not make finalist for a couple things, too. But that’s okay. I get an awful lot of stuff from a lot of people places and things.
8/15 The Ben Marcus edited anthology New American Stories is out. Here’s a review from The Guardian. Got my copy and so many exciting stories in there. Already reading…
4/15 Collaborating with three of my graduate students on a text & sound project. It’s going to be a low-tech loop of us reading, with the ambient sounds of writing (mostly breathing or sniffling) & it’s going to play in the huge empty Mondavi Center theater in March but it’s for about 100 invited Mondavi-type people…
Found out that “Madmen” is going to be in the next edition of the Vintage Book of New American Short Stories. This is very exciting to me. This is an anthology that gets taught a lot and if there’s a story of mine that I want out there, it’s “Madmen”. The story was also reprinted some time ago in a cultural anthropology journal. Here’s an interview with them about it.
I’ll be a featured writer for the Les Figues CAMP this July 17-20 2014 in support of their Kathy Acker Fellowship. (This was wonderful. Got to spend quality time with Prageeta Sharma and Teresa Carmody among others– and reunited with two amazing students from my past.)
100 Apocs made the long list for the 2014 Frank O’Connor Award. It’s a long long list, but very sweet to be included.
Rumpus essay by Micah Perks about fabulism and politics that features an analysis of “The Entire Predicament”
Video of reading at Radar— one of my favorite things to do.
I judged a chapbook contest for Heavy Feather— here’s an announcement about what I picked. It was good to see that I really had no idea who was writing what I was reading.
Interview with Sara Jaffe at Tin House.
West Coast Live— airing October 5th 2013– and then archived on website I assume… this was a new and fascinating thing to do… (there is a hilarious moment when someone, not me, is being potentially, well, offensive, and the lovely host keeps trying to help him out and he won’t be helped, he really means it.)
Interview with Jesse Powell at Rumpus.
Interview with Amy Gall at Lambda.
Apocalypse soundtrack at Largehearted Boy. I worked hard on it but there are still a few typos…
Interview with Flaunt.
A write-up of the capstone events for this years’ fellows at the American Academy, including a description of my reading at the Villa Aurelia. Plus photos.
San Francisco icon Michelle Tea wrote about me for San Francisco Magazine. You should read her new book about a mermaid. She is almost recognizable on the cover.
In Digest did a video event in honor of this most recent last day on earth, and I’ve contributed a video reading of three apocalypses.
I won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize. Out of nowhere, this support, stunning.
Interview at West Branch here. Thanks, West Branch!
The incredibly beautiful hand-everything journal Filter is doing an apocalypse in its current issue, and also hosting some really fun events associated with its release.
Story, “Madmen” in American Short Fiction (summer 2010). Plus, wow, the undeniably delightful and cool Deb Olin Unferth just nominated it for a Pushcart. And so did Shannon Cain, whose super story collection I’ve watched come into being over the years.
Daniel Handler spoke at UC Davis On January 26, 2011 in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center at 8pm, and I moderated the Q&A. (Fun & terrifying)
Friday, Oct 22 presenting at this interdisciplinary arts conference at Davis. It’s in conjunction with the theater dept’s production of Tilly No Body. I think I’ll be reading from and talking about the apocalypse project in relation to their topic of identity construction.