I was brought back to my blog by comment spam, believe it or not, so I decided to do an update post.
So I’m in Des Moines now. It was 8 degrees when I woke up this morning, which has me googling questions like “can contact lenses become frozen to your eyeballs?” (apparently not) and learning just how much I don’t know about the world of wine (thanks to my current job). I’ll be teaching a class on literature and culture at Drake in the spring, so preparations are well underway for that.
In other news… I’ll be reading at The Rumpus fundraiser for 826 Chicago at AWP next year–Thursday March 1. Jeannine Hall Gailey wrote a really nice review of A Witness in Exile for Rattle (copies still available! Makes a great gift!), and Alan Ackmann, who I attended the University of Arkansas with, also wrote an extensive (and generous) review for Relief.
I’d like to start posting here again regularly, but finding time to fit it in wis always a problem. I’m doing more quick hit stuff about Des Moines and my life here with Amy over at my Tumblr site, New in Des Moines, so you can follow me over there as well.