Category: PANK Little Books

My AWP Schedule (please commit this to memory!)

A week from now, many of us will be in the thick of the annual AWP conference in Minneapolis. By this point, we will be exhilarated, exhausted, dehydrated, hungry, possibly hungover (especially if you drank that shot that was offered to you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!), missing our families/pets or families and pets or missing no one. We will also hoping to connect … Read More My AWP Schedule (please commit this to memory!)

Hard to Say, by Ethel Rohan

I do believe that Hard to Say, a painfully beautiful linked collection of stories by Ethel Rohan, will leave you as speechless as it did me. The book begins with a young woman whose own desire not to speak her family’s many secrets chokes her. It is not until she envisions herself speaking, through a dream of bloodletting, that her stories are set free. Long kept hidden … Read More Hard to Say, by Ethel Rohan

20 years ago and today

20 years ago, I was finishing up my first summer out of college. I was teaching summer school (a miserable experience for both the students and me) and I had much to look forward to. I had finished writing my first novel and my agent at the time was sending it out to publishers. I had a handful of stories upon which my creative … Read More 20 years ago and today

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