Oral Florist, Rita Bullwinkle

My contribution to Rita Bullwinkle’s gorgeous Oral Florist project is called Coral Castle. I listen to these to help me calm down for sleep.


Here’s the first of what I’m hoping will be a lot of collaborations with my sister, visual artist Emily Hochman. This is just a little project where we made a tarot card to contribute to Diagram Magazine’s 20th anniversary deck. It’s not out yet but here’s the image on my instagram. 

Tin House in the NYX

This lovely article about the conclusion of Tin House Magazine (I’m mentioned in there). The Entire Predicament was among the first books published by the press, which was a real risk, this move they made from being a magazine to also publishing books. And now the magazine is over. It was great and will always be great.

Judging for BWR

I’ll be judging fiction entries for the Black Warrior Review contest. September 1 2020 deadline. Other judges:

Poetry: Paul Tran; Nonfiction Mayukh Sen; Flash Fiction: C. Pam Zhang

apocalypses now and again

McSweeney’s thought of me for the pandemic and is doing another printing of One Hundred Apocalypses. That is some kind of sweet.

Relatedly, one of my favorite living writers, Deb Olin Unferth, recommended it among five favorites from the press.

Alex Chee

Gosh I just came across this on Alex Chee’s blog, about when we met at Bread Loaf. It was a very special time, and it pretty wonderful, just now, to run across this account of it. It’s when I met my agent PJ, too, who features in the account.


Generous person thinking through, in his blog, my Tin House craft essay “Material”.