Education: M.F.A in Creative Writing, The University of Idaho, 2007; B.S. in Computer Engineering, Honors, Gonzaga University, 2002
As a writer, I am concerned with issues of place, loss, survival, violence, belief, inheritance, silence, memory, and story; no matter the genre--creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry--I'm interested in language's power to plumb these and other essentials of the human experience. As a student of literature, I'm particularly interested in 20th Century American literature, environmental and place-based literature, and postmodernism.
"Of Blood and Bone"
Excerpt from "Say"
"A Story We Might Follow"
"Then I Packed You Up the Ridge Like a Brother on My Back"
The Mountain and the Fathers Playlist
Radio Interview at The Write Question