My writing appears or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Mid-American Review, Cream City Review, Annalemma, McSweeney's (online), and others. I am the co-editor of PANK, an assistant professor of English at Eastern Illinois University, a regular contributor to HTMLGIANT and can be found at http://www.roxanegay.com. My first collection, Ayiti, will be released in 2011.
More importantly, I am obsessed with movies, celebrity gossip, One Tree Hill and other quality television fare.
I am an extraordinarily lazy writer. Having said that, writing makes me happy. I find it fun. Holla!
Michael Chabon, Mary Miller, Matt Bell, Richard Russo, Rebecca Curtis, Mary Gaitskill, me, John Sandford + Clive Cussler (Yes, really), Michael Pollan, Junot Diaz, Karl Iagnemma, Hanne Blank, Steve Martin, Poppy Z. Brite, Nicole Krauss, and so on.
Congrats on your place in Best American Short Stories Forthcoming. That's a holla!
Roxane, thank you for such a thoughtful critique. It's much needed insight. Now, back to the drawing board!
I just love your honesty. Smitten.
Hi Roxanne, just a fan note. I love your shit. Period. Have a great day!
Via Ann Bogle, I got to Women Writers: a Zine and read your "Sex in a Sleep Number Bed." I thought it was really terrific.
Roxane! I can't believe how many familiar names and faces! Nice to see you.
Thanks! I have sort of no idea what to do in here so I'm just wandering around figuring it out. Accepted your invite--thank you for that!
Oh and I just saw Nicole Krauss is on your list. She's fantastic. I saw her and JSF read in '02, when they had just started "going out." She read from Man Walks Into a Room. Great stuff.
Hey Roxane, congratulations (I'd say kudos but Laura Ellen would have to drink) on Mid-American Review and thanks for checking out my novel excerpt.
just sent some questions to your email. thx
I guess I never read your bio. I love Richard Russo (The Risk Pool) and John Sanford.
I too am a movie freak - a little. (The original Femme Nikita. Diabolique. Like that.)
And tell me Wired is on your quality TV list. I was blown away by Wired.
Right now I am reading Stieg Larsson's books about Lisbeth Salander. If you haven't already - get one. They are a pisser.
hey Roxane! (and, um, anyone else who might be around): "How It Is" just went up. Yippidy Trep!
Roxane, always glad to have your feedback. Thank you.
And while I'm thinking of it? Yeah, that skunk in the garage just slayed me.
Thanks for the invite Roxane!
Thanks for the invite, Roxane:-)
I appreciate you reading my story, Roxanne. Thanks also for your too-too-kind words.
Roxane--thank you for visiting my poem. Your comments are very much appreciated.
Just stopping by to say hi--& i like your stuff.
Chip Kidd is indeed amazing, Roxane. He's the reason I went to art school and now design books for a living. I've discovered a lot of other really brilliant book designers along the way, too.
ha! yeah the envelope thing beats me every time. years ago i used to spend so much time mailing/post officing/licking envelopes. ha, i was sending shitty, bloated stories to places that would never have taken them...in any event, good on you. i suspect, based on your writing, you have a pretty high acceptance rate. and good on you re anderbo personal rejection. ha, as far as i know, they are robots there when i send things in.
um, duotrope updates don't seem to support the characterization of a lazy writer. but i'll say HOLLER (irony intended) because of all of your awesome successes.
Thanks Roxane for your close reading of my story. Your comments are very insightful and helpful for me!
thanks for the feedback re:Social Aid & Pleasure--I yanked the section after a day because I figured out how to streamline the opening and cut down on the expo.
Thanks for the nice words about "Other Rooms." Much appreciated!
hey roxane! nice to see you here -- what took you so long?!
oh hey! howdy--
Hey Roxane! GREAT to have you here. Kudos on all of your successes!
Hi Roxane, I'm glad to see you here! Enjoy these writers, they're quite good.