I like to think of self as a verb and, for me, one goal of writing is to capture the self in motion. I’m intrigued with the ways our interior landscapes flow into or collide with the outside world. I’m fascinated with what we believe, whether we know we believe it or not. I have a deep belief in the primacy of doubt and an abiding conviction that great wisdom informs very bad movies.
My work has been published in december magazine, The Southeast Review, storySouth, The North Carolina Literary Review, Red Fez, and Contrary, among others. My novel, Cloud Diary, is forthcoming from C&R Press in Spring 2018. My short story collection, The Naming of Ghosts, is published by Press 53. I’m a winner of the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize.
Lily King (Euphoria, Father of the Rain) said of Devastation Tour, a winner of the Curt Johnson Prose Prize which she judged:
“…is just gorgeously written. Every page, every line. I was staggered by the quality of the writing, the ability of the author to evoke the devastating, sensual experience of flooded land and the emotions of a girl traveling through it.”
The multimedia series, Out in the South, which I produced with Deonna Kelli Sayed for Yes!Weekly, won the 2017 Association of Alternative Media Award for Best LGBT reporting and a 2017 North Carolina Press Award.
I’m co-owner of Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC.
You can learn more about me here.
Currency Red Savina Review
The Reason the Dress is Yellow storySouth
I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon, Red Fez, Issue 101, nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize.
The Cloud Diary Music Project seeks collaborative musicians and sound artists. Find out more here.