The Spectral Wilderness

press release

Last week I read an old Annie Dillard essay in which she writes, “One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time.” A few days later, the universe helped me out: The Spectral Wilderness, my book manuscript, will be published in 2014; Mark Doty chose it for the 2013 Wick Poetry Prize. Blissed out, and now, back to the grind of writing my fall syllabus.