whale in the hollow

I’m the whale, I’ve decided, with baleen about the eyes instead of the mouth, ready to pull in great gulps and filter out what’s not needed later, because my aim here is beginning something new. That means I get to stand in the heart of the field, hang my head out the car window, dive deep, deep with every sense wide open. Get to be a crow. Pluck out every scrap on the heap with the least bit of shine, even if the shimmer is only because this stone’s been in the rain and it’s going to dry out dull enough. … More whale in the hollow

spring updates

To say that it’s been a strange spring is the understatement of the year. This is the eighth week I’ve been outside of my usual classrooms and inside a virtual one, and that’s done now, too; the only thing left in the semester is the grading. And then it’ll be so long to that for … More spring updates

recent(ish) publications

It’s been a minute since I updated. Here’s some recent publishing news: My essay “The Sum of Our Doing,” which is about the Camino de Santiago, identity, tragedy, and competition (among other things), appears in Bodies Built for Game: The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Sports Writing, edited by Natalie Diaz and Hannah Ensor, due … More recent(ish) publications