Monday, March 21, 2011

got bombshell?

soo, my piece on lily burana, author, editor and founder of the traveling burlesque project, operation bombshell, is here:  i am among some really amazing female writers there, including fellow lesley alums kristin and kali.  read their work. read moxy.  celebrate strong females.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

what boys like, short stories by amy jones

i recently stumbled upon the opportunity to start reviewing books for the santa fe writer's project (which i have long admired), and thus have in my hands now, for this purpose, a collection of short stories by amy jones.  what way to describe it so far?  gritty intelligence perhaps.  uniquely extended prose.  what stikes me the most (and is inspiring me in a a profound way) is the way she turns images into new reality. epic poems even.  the last story, just read, links two significant events: kurt cobain's death and the central character's sister's disappearance.  this parallelism is kind of genius.  and while these stories often have an edge to them, i can't get over how brilliant they are.  seriously brilliant.  half-way through.  can't read fast enough.  if you are curious, support indie publishing house biblioasis, and pick up the book:  what boys like and other stories, by amy jones.  full review to follow soon.....

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

rain in spain falling on the plain

Given the torrential downpour taking hold outside, I thought I would take some time to finally set up my blog.  While I won't be posting daily, I will be updating periodically as my writing and projects change and evolve.  Or even I suppose, as the mood strikes me.  Look for my new Moxy Magazine profile on writer, editor and founder of Operation Bombshell, Lily Burana (, next week.  She is ridiculously outstanding in all she does.

And if you haven't read it yet, pick up a copy of You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon.  No really.  I mean it.  Read it.  It is fan.tas.tic.