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Jul 27, 2017 | No Comments

ironically, the best place to keep up with what i’m up to these days isn’t my own site—it’s at  i’m editor-in-chief there, publishing weird shit with my amazing friends tim kinsella & sammi skolmoski.  and particularly proud of a couple books i edited myself: i’m fine, but you appear to be sinking and erratic […]

the great giardiniera taste test of ’13

Jan 20, 2014 | No Comments

inspired by a serious eats blog post, my immediate & extended family embarked on our own epic, hot-pepper contest over the holidays this year.  belgians & italians alike eagerly participated in the effort to, once & for all, finally determine who makes the best giardiniera in town. those of you not from the chicago area—especially […]

“the stapler”

May 16, 2013 | No Comments

banango street has published my short story, “the stapler,” as part of their 4th issue.  this story was the same one i read for propaganda at AWP 2012 in chicago.