A happy distraction. A pocket of (sometimes hilarious) magic. I’m such a goat yoga believer and wrote about the experience in my latest for Paste Magazine.
My essay ‘Sandplain Grassland’, about my time as a food-writer-in-residence at the FARM Institute & Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Martha’s Vineyard, was published in Edible Vineyard’s Spring 2016 issue and is now available online. This is the first piece I’ve ever had illustrated and I just love all of them although the one of Elvis the muscovy duck has my heart. All he wanted was to nip shoes and eat cracked corn and waddle around in the sun.
Honored to have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for the past two years—in 2014 for “Becoming an Outdoorswoman” (published in Joyland Magazine), and in 2015 for “The Keeper” (published in Bodega Magazine).
A nice write-up on my Farm Institute/Noepe Center for Literary Arts scholarship in the Martha’s Vineyard Times. Click here to read.
I’m thrilled and honored to have been selected as the inaugural Farm Scholarship recipient from the Noepe Center for Literary Arts in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. I’ll be spending two weeks on the island in September, working at the Farm Institute in the mornings and writing.
My love letter to the quahog is up at Serious Eats.
Students in my Food Writing class last term composed, designed, and edited a new online food magazine called Buckteeth. From an interview-driven piece on wasabi farming on the Oregon Coast to a personal essay about Chinese New Year and dumpling-making, its inaugural issue is loaded with food writing you can sink your teeth into. Check it out!
Check out my memoir essay about growing up Boston Irish, Irish food, and a research trip I took to Connemara at Paste Magazine.
My short story ‘The Keeper’ is in Bodega Magazine‘s March Issue.
I put together a dream pint by pint itinerary to Corvallis for Portland Monthly. Check it out here.
My short story ‘Becoming an Outdoorswoman’ is up at Joyland Magazine, the first in their series featuring Pacific Northwest authors. Expect a thirty-something woman in crisis and lots of rock climbing. Click here.
I recommend cream puff swans and logger bar Thai in my Literary City Guide to Corvallis on Eat This Poem. Check it out here.
I come in at number four on Her Kind’s top 111 “firsts” in eleven words. Online here. I guess it didn’t matter that mine was only ten…
My short piece on the Boston bombings and their aftermath is up at The Oregonian online here.
My short story ‘When the Turkeys Came,’ published in Streetlight Magazine, can be found here.