Got to celebrate Tracy K. Smith’s soaring new poetry collection WADE IN THE WATER last night at NYU. As U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy will appear in town near you—go see this amazing woman who turns words into American treasure. She’s been my writing hero, colleague, & dear friend for 15 years.
Just binged this bonkers great story collection NOTES FROM THE FOG by Ben Marcus—sorta JG Ballard crossed with Twilight Zone plus weirdly funny & soulful. This guy was my 1st teacher at UT-Austin 20+ years ago & helped me become a writer (don’t hold that against him). Love this new book.