I edit literary fiction and nonfiction for Graywolf Press, with an emphasis on diverse, voice-driven, risk-taking work.
I write fiction—novels and short stories—about the Midwest and the strangeness of life.
I play drums for the post-hardcore band Complexes, fuzz rock heroes of the frozen North.
I make stuff, because the world doesn't need more consumers.
“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
"The editor's relationship to a book should be an invisible one."
“It’s the honesty you apply to your playing that makes music enjoyable. The style of the music has little to do with it. It’s only honesty makes it beautiful.”
Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of This Mournable Body, has won the PEN Award for Freedom of Expression. Dangarembg
After a long November I had a week-long residency in Door County, WI, thanks to the fine folks at Write On, Door County.
Before the pandemic broke over us like a tidal wave and swept away any form of normalcy, Complexes dropped a new single,