I have an MFA from UNC-Greensboro. I've worked at all sorts of things from a bus driver to a psychotherapist. I've had two play produced, Notes to the Motherland and Love Cures Cancer. I've published around 75 poems and a graphic novel Lucky in Love. I think of myself as a fiction writer, among my favorites being Carver, Hemingway, Reynolds Price, Flannery O'Conner, Frank O'Conner and Chekov of course. I tend toward a minimalist aesthetic and although I once worked in the South Bronx for six years and lived in New York City for fifteen, my inclination is toward the rural and the backward.
Good feedback fuels my creativity. Something inside gnaws at me to write.
Since I already said my authors some books are
Walker Percy's "The Movie Goer" Leonard Gardner's "Fat City" Faulkner's"The Sound and the Fury" Richard Bausch's "Peace" Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" Peter Taylor's "The Old Forest" Ellison's "Invisible Man" I could go on but I'll stop here.
Thanks for reading my poem 'Playground.' It sounds like I'm not the only father to have spent a lot of time around suburban (or in my case, I guess urban) playgrounds.
Thanks so much for the kind words about "Bridge of Sighs," sir. The slaughter plant is one of those places that, once you've visited, you can never forget. I'm glad the story conjured those environments and those memories for you.
For what it's worth, "Bridge" is one of the stories in my new collection, MIRACLE BOY AND OTHER STORIES, available at www.press53.com, as well as Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, etc.
Thank you again.
Thanks, George, for the look at 'under the skin' and the comment. Appreciated your reading my nature take.
Very good story. Very strong. Welcome. -- Q
Man, you're quick out of the gate. Welcome to the playpen.