On the radio

November 14, 2015

Listen to the episode of All Sides Weekend with Christopher Purdy (WOSU) from Friday, November 13, 2015 in which Harmony Project Director David Brown, Sandy Frey — whose group is one of our constituents — and me talk about the Harmony Project’s mission and music (and Christopher Purdy plugs my book — in which there’s an essay about the Harmony Project — while he’s at it, because he’s just that kind of guy).

Bringing Ohio State MFA alumni home for the weekend

September 11, 2015

October 2-4, 2015, Columbus, Ohio

Read all about it below!

(If you don’t see it, click on the words just to your left–it’ll come right up)

Essay up on Vida

August 31, 2015

…on writing & motherhood, the advice I got from Tillie Olsen (and ignored) and how it worked out: I Stood There Ironing.

Hula & I release our first single!

June 7, 2015

…and you can get it here!

Recommended reading from the heart-shaped state

May 11, 2015

Review in Columbus Alive that calls me “convivial, honest and inquisitive” (and that’s true! Except I wish they’d used the serial comma).

Like A Song: the video promo!

April 29, 2015

See & hear me reading from and talking about Like A Song here.

News from Columbus, Ohio

April 19, 2015

Like A Song reviewed in today’s Columbus Dispatch–and this just in:

I’ll be reading from the book at the Word is Art stage at the Columbus Arts Festival on

Friday, June 12, 2015        1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015   3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015    6:15 pm – 6:30 pm

And it’s worth noting that this coincides with the first exhibition (read more…)

O Magazine’s April 2015 issue

March 14, 2015

O Magazine wants you to pick up a copy of Like A Song right now. (And describes the book as a “collection of six quietly transgressive pieces about music that ultimately asks, Why speak when you can sing?”)

An essay on how I learned to cook

December 12, 2014

Read it here, in the lovely Edible Columbus magazine’s online edition. Print copies are everywhere right now in Columbus.

Creative Nonfiction

December 3, 2014

Read a new essay, “Gone,” in the winter 2014 issue of Creative Nonfiction, Issue #54 (“Lost Truths and Family Legends”).