I wrote a feature for Esquire‘s Summer Fiction Week, profiling queer writers Carter Sickels, Nick White, Brandon Taylor, Kristen Arnett, and Garrard Conley. You can read it online here.
At this year’s Indiana University Writer’s Conference I taught the fiction class. We focused readings and exercises on the (eternally fascinating, somewhat mysterious) question of compression in fiction, what it is, can do, and why thinking in terms of info reveal matters. It was a real treat.
Penguin Random House and creative agency Havas selected one of my stories for their cool initiative at NYC Pride, alongside work from Hannah Gadbsy, Paul Tran, Paul Mendez, Camille Perri, and David Levithan. You can read more about that here.
I’m also now an assistant professor teaching in UCF’s MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs. What a pleasure to be among such stellar faculty and students. I’m loving the weather, and shifting gears a bit as I focus on the novel and new stories.
And I’m truly thrilled to be the new editor & director of the Florida Review. Submit!