Thursday, October 16, 2014

Late Summer and Early Fall Work

I've gotten a bit behind in postings, but here are three recent publications of note.

First, my story on the photographer Shelby Lee adams appeared in the September edition of Kentucky Monthly. The print version contains many excellent photos by Adams himself, as well as a portrait of Adams and Frankie, one of his long-time subjects, by Deena Fitzpatrick, who accompanied me on the trip to Hazzard, Kentucky. the piece is also featured online.

Next, a section from my long poem, "Primal Gravity," appears in the newest edition of The Lumberyard, published by Typecast Publishing.

Finally, I did an interview with poet Leah Falk on her blog, MFA Day Job, titled "I Never Want to Go Back to Academia."  I appreciate her inviting me to talk about my own experience with the post-MFA world of work.

In other news, my manuscript Discountry was an "honorable mention" in Black Ocean's open reading period, and  I will have forthcoming publications in The Equalizer, Spork, Country Music, and Blueshift Journal. My collaborative piece with sculptor John McCarthy, part of Louisville's Pyro Gallery project, will be completed soon, and a new collaboration with composer Jacob Gotlib will begin. I will also be a featured reader at November's Writer's Block Festival in Louisville, hosted by InKY.