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SUBDUCTION named a staff pick by The Paris Review

SUBDUCTION is a staff pick in The Paris Review. It’s a real joy in a hard time thanks to West Coast editor Christian Kiefer, who read my novel like a writer and valued my book’s explorations. I have *always* wanted to be part of The Paris Review.

I’ll be frank. With more than a third of my 35 event tour cancelled, one third deferred and the last third in limbo, I have been feeling like a fraction of myself. I spent a year planning those panels, readings, performances, signings, conversations, engagements…planning to be present, to converse in person, which is what I do best.

But this is a bright moment, and so I want to honor the generosity of another writer who made space for me in a fraught season. It satisfies my heart and gives me a deep gladness that my book has been seen for its complexity. What a gift to be listed alongside Carl Phillips, Rosalía, Ina Garten and Fred Hersch.

You can buy SUBDUCTION by clicking on the cover image below.




Books, Booze & Bluegrass – June 9th at Conor Byrne in Ballard


Came one, came all to BOOKS, BOOZE & BLUEGRASS at Conor Byrne. Dark Coast Press has two new books out – Thirteen Fugues by Jennifer Natalya Fink and Elynia by David Michael Belczyk — and they decided to throw their book party Ballard style. I was lucky to read with Fink, Jonathan Evison and Sean Beaudoin and dance to the live “bluepunkgrassabilly” by Larry and his Flask!
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