What’s New

Writers, check out this lovely new residency program in Belgium, Dickinson House, hosted by talented poet/teacher/editor Éireann Lorsung and her journal, 1110, and press MIEL. Applications open in December: http://dickinsonhouse.be/possibility/

Support independent bookstores! Rancho Nostalgia is available from Powell’s Books: http://www.powells.com/biblio/9781935716259

Love this! Martin Sichetti, the artist whose work appears on the cover of Rancho Nostalgia, is featured in Flavorwire for his series of paintings inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s films: http://flavorwire.com/470415/drawings-of-ominous-objects-found-in-hitchcock-murder-scenes

Proud of my students! The Best Undergraduate Writing 2013 features a poem, “Missouri Shells” by Clara Lee, from Ivory Tower, the University of Minnesota’s Undergraduate Art and Literary Magazine (produced by a class that I teach). Check it out here: http://plainchina.bennington.edu  The poem won an honorable mention, judged by Jericho Brown, whose book Please I’m teaching in American Poetry this fall.

Check out poet Deborah Keenan’s cool website: http://deborahkeenan.com  Thanks for featuring Rancho Nostalgia, Deborah!

Rancho Nostalgia and A Conversation with My Imaginary Daughter are available at Birch Bark Books, Common Good Books,  SubText Bookstore, and the University of Minnesota Student Book Store in Coffman Union.

Rancho Nostalgia is available online here: http://www.amazon.com/Rancho-Nostalgia-James-Cihlar/dp/1935716255/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393102756&sr=8-2&keywords=james+cihlar