Tag Archives: Indiana

Steve Grand and His “All-American Boy”

UPDATE: You can now find Life on Other Moons in e-book form at Smashwords, Amazon, B&N, and other major retailers!   Here’s an edited version of a letter I sent to Steve Grand a few days after his song “All-American Boy” exploded on YouTube. In case you’ve been living under a rock, don’t listen to […]

There’s Nowhere Safe

Knowing that I only have one more year left in my M.F.A. program, I’m trying to figure out what to do and where to go afterwards, or at least in the next few years; it doesn’t have to be right after. I don’t know when it will be, but it would be nice to be […]

The Object of My Prepositions: A Search for Prince Charming

**Assuming lone essays can have dedications, this one is partially for the creators and crew of ABC’s Once Upon a Time but mostly for Justin. Ich liebe dich—immer, ständig. ** In my Indiana childhood, on the edge of the Bible Belt, I invoked a constant, subconscious, and, for some, immoral vigil—always on the lookout for […]

AWP Approaches

The annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference is next week in Washington D.C. I’m glad that it is so close (in proximity) this year; I went to the conference two years ago, when the conference was in Chicago and I was finishing up undergrad in Indiana, and I enjoyed it immensely. I […]

REB #33: “But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government.”

– Birch Bayh (yeah, an unfortunate name…) I started doing some work on my hypertext narrative the other day, and when I went back to it today, I got excited. This is such a fun story to write! I love the way the characters interact; I don’t usually write characters like this. Furthermore, I’ve never really […]