For those wondering why my blog has been so quiet lately, here's why: I've accepted a faculty position at The University of Memphis
, where I'm moving in exactly two weeks (which explains why I've had this great song
stuck in my head for months
). I'm really excited about the move (the food
! the music
! the Reverend Al Green
! the mississippi delta
! huge fenced-in backyard for the dogs! kool-aid pickles
!?), and about working with such great writers
in the MFA program there, where I'll teach creative nonfiction. The plan at this point: Live in Memphis during the academic year, and spend the rest of the year back in NYC and in my native Portland, Oregon.
The hiring process, combined with deadlines, teaching at NYU, and my work with the National Book Critics Circle
have left this poor blog a little quiet. That will likely continue through the summer as I settle and get my book
ready to go out into the world. But stay tuned for all kinds of interesting Memphis stories ...
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