A tall boy in the campus uniform of shorts and tank top and baseball cap comes in for office hours.  Like many of the students, he wants me to tell him what to do, what to write, who to be.  Their days are filled with fords of choice, little wavelets in a surging sea, running forward much too fast.  “I don’t think I want to be a writer because I don’t want to think too much,” he says.  “I want to stay normal.”
A recent radio interview on our beloved community station, KBOO:




Advice for Future Corpses will be published by Touchstone Books in June of 2018.


“Traditional Chinese Massage Number 1,” an essay in Conjunctions, No. 69, Fall, 2017


My most recent book is Violation: Collected Essays (Hawthorne Books, 2017).




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