Nashville Notebook is coming soon from Ursus Americanus Press.
The chapbook alternates between flash essays and journal entries, exploring the loneliness and ecstasy of a young writer.
"I am 28 and live in Nashville, Tennessee, where I help run a restaurant. An independent press just agreed to publish my first book.
It's the day after Halloween. I'm writing in a yellow notebook made from a vintage picture book. 'Christmas, 1959 Mike from Grandmother.'
I’m writing about falling apart, writing for the first time in years. Because it's the only way I know how to save myself."
The Way I’ve Seen Her Ever Since is now available from The Lettered Streets Press.
Brothers box under streetlights, teenagers race up mountains, a romance shifts during a game of tennis. The essay collection pairs the intimate with the athletic, weaving family and first love, lyric and narrative.
“I’m living two lives at once, past and present, loss and what comes after. I stir the memories because their beauty haunts me.”