Category: UCSD

New Publication Forthcoming!

August was just…a blur. I had hoped for better this month, but September seems to be more of the same. But I found out this afternoon a short story I had submitted will be published in a forthcoming anthology called Cursed Collectibles! I don’t think I’ve written any short fiction the last few years as I’ve been focused on working on my books, but … Read More New Publication Forthcoming!

High Distinction

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagr.am or are my friend on Facebook have already seen this, but: I did it!!

You Can’t Teach Writing

You can’t teach writing. So why even bother going for a degree in it, or to any workshops or conferences at all? Because you can’t teach writing to people who don’t love it, who don’t have any talent for it, who don’t want to lose themselves in it every time they set a pencil to paper. And for those talented writers willing to live … Read More You Can’t Teach Writing

Local San Diego: 2012 UCSD MFA Graduates Read

UCSD Presents its 2012 Graduating MFA Literature Class, 5/16/12 It’s always lovely to hear talented new artists. It makes me feel hopeful for them, wondering when we’ll see their books out on the shelf. An MFA is something I’m strongly considering for myself in the future. Many of these MFA graduates were my TA’s or friends. I’ve included a link to the sound recording … Read More Local San Diego: 2012 UCSD MFA Graduates Read

Local San Diego: Paul Harding

UCSD New Writing Series Presents Paul Harding, 4/11/12 You have to love an artist who can poke fun at himself. Paul Harding was introduced by his friend and UCSD Professor, Ben Doller. Professor Doller started off his presentation by reading from some of Harding’s worst reviews on Amazon.com. Apparently, some people found his novel, Tinkers, boring, without plot, and a waste of time. For … Read More Local San Diego: Paul Harding

Alchemy: First Issue

Alchemy is finally live with our first issue. See it here.

Local San Diego: Eileen Myles

UCSD New Writing Series Presents Eileen Myles, 3/12/12 This is the image they used to advertising Myles’s reading. To me, it kind of sums her up perfectly. As an artist, as a writer, as a poet, she is incredibly human. I’ve had the pleasure of listening to her read at UCSD three times now and every time I am amazed by how utterly normal … Read More Local San Diego: Eileen Myles

Local San Diego: Jaap Blonk

UCSD New Writing Series Presents Jaap Blonk, 2/27/12 I don’t think I was quite prepared for this guy. He was billed as a “sound poet”, but I never really gave much thought to what that meant. Well, it sounds a little like this: Talk about pushing the boundaries of poetry, music, self-expression, and the vocal range of the human body. The funny part is … Read More Local San Diego: Jaap Blonk

The Long-Awaited Video Production of Afterhours

A few weeks ago, my friend and I (Steve at A Few Big Steps ) performed my play, Afterhours, at a casual OpenMic night. The links to the play (split into three parts) are below. Credit goes to Nazrul Kazi for the video work (videos are on his Youtube account). Also a big thanks to Pial for giving us a place to read 🙂 … Read More The Long-Awaited Video Production of Afterhours

Shoutout for UCSD

I’d like to take a moment to talk about a few student-run/affiliated publications that are near and dear to my heart. The first is Mania Magazine, a student-run magazine of student art at UCSD. Not only have I been a sometime contributor over the years, but so have quite a few of my friends. It’s wonderful to have a place to foster new voices … Read More Shoutout for UCSD

An Extended About Me

I feel kind of anonymous on this blog. This isn’t a personal blog, so that’s okay. But I’m going to do a personal post anyway. I’m from Colorado. It’s not that cold. It does not snow as much as people think it does. It is really windy. Like Chicago-style Sunday. Without the deep-dish crust and 600 calories of cheese. I graduated from high school … Read More An Extended About Me