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Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

A new essay in Red Earth Review

The 2016 issue of Red Earth Review includes a new essay, entitled "We Were Goats," which recounts a trip to Louisiana to visit one of Francis's closest Army friends. A memorable visit with some great people! Click below to read "We Were Goats," which begins on page 164.


Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Writers Place Presents Shawn Pavey, Bob Sommer, and Eric McHenry


The Writers Place Reading Series Presents Shawn Pavey, Bob Sommer, and Eric McHenry

I'm honored to join Kansas Poet Laureate Eric McHenry and poet Shawn Pavey at The Writers Place in Kansas City on Friday, September 16th, 7:00 p.m., to read and discuss my new novel, A Great Fullness, as well as current work-in-progress. Looking forward to a great evening!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A new essay in Emrys Journal

"Rust on the Hillsides," a new essay from work-in-progress, appears in Emrys Journal's annual issue. 

The journal only appears in print, but a copy of the essay is available on Google Drive. Click on the image to read "Rust on the Hillsides." The print issue is available here: