Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TOCO is now available for pre-order! to have in hand on Sep 15th

dear friends,  my debut story collection is now available for pre-order on Amazon click here! 

I'm still getting used to the idea that it might one day exist, but it really is happening. I've been singing to FC2's tummy and we've been practicing lamaze and watching TOCO grow its little fingers and toes in the ultrasounds, and, well, soon it'll be sleepless nights and breast pumps then braces then dating then it'll go and have little books of its own and then death.

I hope you'll like it!

stay tuned for info on the dangerous book-tour/road-trip I'll be taking with my oldest-dearest friend Jordan Stempleman (whose soon too be poetry collection Wallop (Magic Helicopter Press) will be joining us)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

tentative plan to turn this into an art/lit review blog, starting with this relatively new book loot 

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Song 14, by Jordan Stempleman

Song 14 is now up at HTMLGIANT for the Poem a Day series.
I sculpted and rigged Jordan's head using Maya animation software which, if you're going for anything human, will inevitably end up on the creepy side.

New interview up at Route 9 Literary Journal
between me and the brilliant Jenn Mar

Monday, January 13, 2014

Read an interview between myself and Adeena Reitberger from American Short Fiction here!

Pick up a subscription to American Short Fiction  and get #56

My collection of short stories, The Observable Characteristics of Organisms, is due out in September with FC2

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ian Cheng

Interested in the work of Ian Cheng lately, maybe because I'm teaching Intro to Maya this semester and advanced Maya next semester. In any case, it is refreshing to see 3d technology applied in a context that isn't exclusively created for entertainment purposes, most of which are tasteless. Read an interview with Cheng here at Bomb magazine

Liars -- Brats from ian cheng on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

American Short(er) Fiction Award and FC2. Good times

Incredible to have won the American Short(er) Fiction Award and alongside Sabrina Orah Mark no less! Read our stories in ASF’s next issue this fall. And then hopefully it’ll move you to read my collection of stories The Observable Characteristics of Organisms which comes out from the unprecedented FC2 next fall!! Yes> Yes.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Flattered to be mentioned in this great interview between Poet/artist Bianca Stone and B.Lussier over at the California Journal of Poetics. Bianca's done all kinds of wonderful things. This one is a collaborative book with Anne Carson, Antigonick (an illustrated translation of Sophocles' Antigone). And it is beautiful.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Las Gravitas

My beautiful wife has been blowing up in the New York dance scene lately. This week Danspace Project is hosting a shared evening with a piece I was lucky to collaborate with her on and a piece by Ben Kimitch. Thursday Friday and Saturday 14 15 16. Come see how amazing she really is. Time Out New York says This shared program features Benjamin Kimitch's discontinuous sounds and Aretha Aoki's Las Gravitas. Kimitch, who trained in Chinese folk dance, explores personal memories in his work that includes Julie McMillan and Claire Westby; Aoki constructs a piece—featuring text and sound by Ryan MacDonald and Cassie Peterson—that explores where fact meets fiction.