I am a Chicago-land violinist reconnecting with my writing. I'm in the dissertation stages of my doctorate in music and, having my coursework behind me, now have a little more time to focus on my poems and short stories. Over the years, I've kept a very active journal and am hoping to piece some of it together into a memoir.
I am so inspired by the tiny details of people and their stories. I am admittedly addicted to memory and love the sensation of a good nostalgic trip-- I'm always on some odd mission to figure out why our paths cross with others: what we learn from the experience, what changes in us because of them.
My favorite poets (currently) are Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Robert Bly, and Conor O'Callaghan. My favorite author is David Sedaris and my favorite memoirs are Julia Scheeres's "Jesus Land", Augustin Burroughs's "Running with Scissors" and "Dry", and Jeannette Walls's "The Glass Castle".
Thanks for the kind feedback on "The Mariner's Daughter". much appreciated.
Hi Casey, thanks for the kind words about Eight States Away, I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. Fos.
Casey, Thank you for commenting on and faving "Whiplash Marriage." I just now noticed your comment. I'm glad you liked the poem!
Casey, thanks for reading and commenting on "We Are Not Joaquin Phoenix"!
What a lovely picture and what a romanic sounding life! Thanks for the kind compliments on "Madeline the Admired"--and welcome to Fictionaut!
Thank you for the comment on "1987, What I wanted"
Welcome to Fictionaut!
Hi Casey! Thanks for your kind comments on "Turista". I'm glad you enjoyed it! Belated welcome to FIctionaut, I'm new here myself. :)
Welcome to Fictionaut, Casey! Nice folks here.