August 8, 2014
That is a tricky question if it relates to genre. I write mostly literary nonfiction, but I read poetry and fiction often and for pleasure. I say "for pleasure" because I find, when I read nonfiction, that I'm reading it as a writer and typically put more effort into deconstructing it to see how the parts work. In general I like image-rich poetry and prose that relies heavily on scene and restraint
That depends on how you define writing. Does thinking and planning count? It should.
My work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Permafrost, The Citron Review, BioStories, and F Magazine. I have work forthcoming in Vela, The Southampton Review, and Chautauqua. This year I was a finalist for The Fourth Genre’s Michael Steinberg Essay Prize and Ninth Letter’s Literary Award.
I just moved to Raleigh from Anchorage, Alaska and would like to meet local writers. I was hoping a critique group would help generate new post-MFA material.