Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Remark on Inspiration

I rely on ballet for inspiration for my writing.  A choreographer, Mark Morris, says of his work: “I’m not that interested in the big hard steps.  My work is difficult and virtuosic in a way that isn’t exploding in midair; that’s something I’m not wild about seeing.  I want a wider range of dancing…”

I totally agree with him except for the part about exploding in midair:  I am wild about that shit.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Zyzzyva -- Congratulations on 100th issue!

The gold standard of West Coast literature, Zyzzyva, is celebrating the release of its 100th issue.  I have the honor of a short story,  "Mornings Begin at Dawn," appearing in issue #49.