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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.

“LOS” in chicago reader

Jan 3, 2013 | No Comments

the chicago reader has published my short story, “LOS,” as part of their 13th annual pure fiction issue.  the contest was that week’s cover story and was judged by featherproof editor zach dodson (who had some very kind words in his introduction).  which is all kinda bad ass.  as was the work from the other writers in […]