I prefer large utensils.
Writing = an admittedly ineffectual, foot-stomping, hair-pulling, screamy, snotty, loud and obnoxious tantrum in the face of bemused, smirky Death
Faves: Play It As It Lays (Didion), Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name (Vida), Disgrace (Coetzee), Jesus' Son (Johnson), Another Bullshit Night In Suck City (Flynn), Big World (Ms. Mary Miller), everything Carver, everything Hempel, most stuff that's 1st person retrospective, Kafka Kafka Kafka, Mark Polanzak's novoir even though I haven't read all of it yet, Dylan Nice's first collection of stories even though he hasn't written it yet. Also, I would like to state for the record, I am, in general, anti-analogy.
I saw your Fictionaut Faves review. Too cute. Also: I just reread Pentagon City and absolutely adore it. Go you on so many levels, Yoder.
Tell Seth Hi, and that I still haven't forgiven him for showing us Happiness without any kind of warning. :P
Yeah, I did undergrad at UIowa, up till the end of last year.
(I'm an India Cafe person, but I'm at peace with Masala folks, so... We cool).
Hi Rachel - I love the pic. Definitely give me a holler when Defunct is up & running :)!
Read Infinite Things All At Once and loved it.
Then, saw you're hangin' in Iowa City. I miss there, even with the screaming drunk people. Question being: Are you an India Cafe person or a Masala person?
Found a little time and have been cruising the site, kinda neat. And I like your writing, too.
Checked Fictionaut after an absence. Glad you liked Ishpeming.
I went to University of Iowa as an undergrad and for a short time as a journalism grad student. How's the town?
my family is amish. i grew up in lancaster county.
Hi Rachel, thanks for your nice comments on my piece. I really dig your work.
Hi Rachel. I like your giant wood fork and your stories! Looking forward to seeing more of the latter.
you are very welcome for my comment -- your story rocks. thanks for yours on say it. creeptastic. i like. you were at awp?? me too! sorry we didn't meet. next year?
Congrats on you being named finalist at Opium.
kudos on Opium. Yowsa! You raise a good point though about when/what to take down. I think a lot of folks on here post stuff only after it's been published but now you have me thinking... aah, that's not my strong point.
Rachel, thanks for reading and commenting on my poems.
i see you like Didion, Play it as it Lays, a favorite of mine too
so cool. yeah that's a excellent reason to take it down. congrats, congrats!
oh no, where did Creatures go?
your piece up at Necessary Fiction is awesome and loved that I'd read some of it on F-aut. Can't wait to go up there next week...
I got your kind note; you're so welcome.
so late to the good parties. that's me. standing in the corner talking to old people. Nice to meet you. I love your stories.
hey rachel, thanks for commenting and for your stories. creatures is terrific. i want to read more.
Pleases to meet you.
Hello, Rachel. Thank you.
So nice to meet you at AWP!
And thanks for reading Big World (and forcing it upon others)!
hey there! thanks for the add. i keep forgetting about the contacts add. LOVE your writing and your reasons above for doing so. classic.
What is in your mouth in this picture?