Interview @ West Trade Review

Thoughtful interview with D.W. White about The Swank Hotel here.

Lit Hub Excerpt

Here's an excerpt of The Swank Hotel up at LitHub.

Nervous Breakdown Bookclub

The Swank Hotel is the pick for October, 2021.

PW on The Swank Hotel

"Marked by Corin’s limber voice, this brims with genuine depth and humor."

City Arts and Lectures

Podcast interview with Daniel Handler available here.

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. 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.

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”.

Duke Chronicle

Very fun interview with the student paper at my beloved alma mater.

Julie Andresen Tetel

Writer Julie Andresen Tetel (who blew my mind as my linguistics professor in college) has featured me on her blog.

Maria Kuznetsova and Melissa Malouf

Julie Andresen Tetel wrote about the events I recently did at Duke with Maria Kuznetsova and Melissa Malouf.


Excerpt of post-election collaborative project in Harper’s “Readings.”


Karen Russell picked The Entire Predicament to talk about in Oprah— it’s in a print feature (I heard through my spouse who heard thru her cousin who saw it at the hairdresser’s) and also in this online format.

Kayden Kross

Conversation with Kayden Kross from summer 2016 is up at McSweeney’s.

NY Mag

From NY Mag

Wordplay Radio

Interview on Wordplay Radio, October 16, 2016. Here’s the actual show


Here’s a link to a list from flavor wire (I like the list –) which includes a link to my BOMB piece “Before”.

Kelley Ogden

Actress Kelley Ogden doing a really beautiful reading from Apocalypses at our local Stories on Stage. This is an actress who really understands the dynamics of writing for performance and writing for the page. I was delighted.

Electric Literature

Godzilla Versus the Smog Monster at Electric Literature Recommended Reading.

Tin House Blog

at Tin House: a blog about writing in Rome for a year. It’s a piece developed out of some of the posts on this site.

Airplane Reading

“My Mother’s Presence in the Universe” New fiction available at Airplane Reading.

Lavender Review

“A Woman with a Gardener” from The Entire Predicament reprinted @ the Lavender Review.

Fantastic Women

Little q&a participation at Tin House for the Fantastic Women anthology.

Writer’s Notebook

“Material”– A craft essay — I hardly ever write non-fiction! — in The Writer’s Notebook.

Huffington Post

“Let Me Tell You What I Got” a story written in 24 hours as part of the “seven rings” collaborative game on Huffington Post.


“Eyes of Dogs” a story on WebConjunctions. You have to scroll down to 5.20.08, and you may get distracted on your way by the all the gorgeous work they have up there. There’s also a free file on itunes of me reading the story at Bread Loaf, listed under Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Summer 2008: Lectures and Readings. This was one of my favorite readings ever, in part because I read with Amaud Jamaul Johnson, and he’s on the file with me. This story is also in My Mother She Killed Me My Father He Ate Me, an anthology of contemporary takes on fairy tales from Penguin Classics, edited by Kate Bernheimer. Here’s its facebook page, which has lovely pictures and excerpts.

LEVY Dance

In winter 2010 I collaborated with contemporary dancers and video artist Mary Franck on this LEVY Dance piece called Everyone Intimate Alone Visibly.


There are four apocalypses in this fashion magazine called Flaunt. They’re in the print edition of the Fabrication issue. Ander Monson also in this issue.


Weekly Rumpus apocalypses.


McSweeney’s is featuring an apocalypse a week on the Tendency. Very nice.

Academy Apocalypses

The American Academy Arts index includes a video of me reading four apocalypses in my studio.

Even Karp

Evan Karp reads some apocalypses . I love the innocence in his voice. And the sneeze.


Me reading a selection of apocalypses for InDigest magazine to honor the most recent end of the world, December, 2012. “Cake” and “July Fourth” and “Miracles”

Make-Out Room

Me reading a selection of apocalypses at the Make-Out Room to benefit VIDA, March 29, 2011 San Francisco. Includes “Cycle of Life,” “Barbarians at the Gate” and others.

Tin House

“Miracles” @ Tin House

Pen America

“Night and Day,” “Threat,” “Phone,” “Star Chart,” “July Fourth,” “Apocalypse,” and “Mirror” @ Pen America


“Witches,” “Boats,” and “Minions” @ Diagram

Devil’s Lake

“Nostalgia,” “Eye Chart,” “Nice Day,” “Look Inside,” “Parable in Transatlantic,” and “Journalist” @ Devil’s Lake


“Vacation,” “Islands,” “Implosion,” “A More Practical Approach,” and “Fertile Crescent” @ Swink


“Space and Time” @ Wigleaf


“Metaphor,” “Recall,” “Three Sisters,” “The Cycle of Life,” “Dream Girl,” “Time Machine,” Graph,” “Jaguar,” and “What it Was Like Was” @ Caliban (leaf through or ask it to go to page 20)

Tarpaulin Sky

“Baby,” a collaborative work in Tarpaulin Sky which I later turned into an apocalypse.

“Witches” Performance

Composer Laurie San Martin wrote a choral piece using my apocalypse story called “Witches.” Here’s links to the performance and to a clip from a rehearsal. So great to see the apocalypses traveling and transforming.

Laurie San Martin

Laurie San Martin, from the music dept at Davis, used “Witches” for a chamber chorus composition. She sent me the score. It is something else to see little story words go up and down with mysterious symbols. I played music for years as a child never realizing that I couldn’t read the music I was following.


I used passages cut from my novel in progress to make a story for McSweeney’s 50th issue. It’s a beautiful collection of work with all the gorgeous surprises you expect (ha) from McS design.


very very long except of Swank Hotel in spring Ploughshares with my thanks to editor Stuart O’Nan. I just realized that this makes my 4th pub in pshares. They almost took “Godzilla” back in the day, too–

Hunger Mountain

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.

Apocalypses PB and Ebook

There is a paperback and e-book of Apocalypses from McSweeney’s. With one all-new apocalypse. The new cover is as beautiful as the original cover.

Writer’s Chronicle

The collaborative article that I wrote with my magic panelists based on our (dramatic) AWP conference event was the cover article for the AWP Chronicle this month. I have no idea what people think about it.

NEA Writers’ Corner

NEA put up the Writers’ Corner for my year– here’s my page.


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.

New American Stories Out

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…

New American Stories

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.

Breathing or Sniffling

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…

Frank O’Connor Award

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.

Micah Perks in Rumpus

Rumpus essay by Micah Perks about fabulism and politics that features an analysis of The Entire Predicament