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I write the monthly column "On the Trail of Mary Jane" for McSweeney's Internet Tendency. I have essays, poetry, fiction, and interviews in The New York Times, The Nervous Breakdown, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Rumpus, PANK, The Coachella Review, Specter Magazine, and more. My first book, EXCAVATION: A MEMOIR will be released in July 2014 (http://bit.ly/excavationbook). HOLLYWOOD NOTEBOOK is slated for release from Writ Large Press in November 2014. You can also visit me somewhat more statically at www.wendyortiz.com.
Ten days & I’m all yours.

Ten days & I’m all yours.

5 days ago
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Mensah Demary's "review/essay/love letter" of Excavation: A Memoir

Roberto Bolaño, Nick Flynn, physics & more are featured in this multi-faceted review. <3

6 days ago
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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: On the Trail of Mary Jane: This is Not Nirvana.

My second to last column on Southern California medical marijuana dispensary culture is live at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

1 week ago
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David Gutowski of Largehearted Boy says, &#8220;Wendy C. Ortiz&#8217;s memoir Excavation is as beautifully written as it is powerful, and is one of the most moving books I have read in years.&#8221; 
Here is one possible playlist for the book, with thanks to David for including me on his amazing site. Enjoy. 

David Gutowski of Largehearted Boy says, “Wendy C. Ortiz’s memoir Excavation is as beautifully written as it is powerful, and is one of the most moving books I have read in years.”

Here is one possible playlist for the book, with thanks to David for including me on his amazing site. Enjoy. 

2 weeks ago
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Milcah Halili Orbacedo Interviews Wendy C. Ortiz | literarykitchen.com

We talk about the voices, among other things. 

2 weeks ago
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aliciadk:

i knew i would read this book once i saw its cover, but then some tweet reminded me this person wrote the one “modern love” column that ever stuck me. i ordered the hardcover and it arrived monday night and i picked it up yesterday and now it’s done. and holy shit. it is its title.

Thank you so much for reading &amp; sharing. It&#8217;s amazing to hear how the book lands with someone. 💜

aliciadk:

i knew i would read this book once i saw its cover, but then some tweet reminded me this person wrote the one “modern love” column that ever stuck me. i ordered the hardcover and it arrived monday night and i picked it up yesterday and now it’s done. and holy shit. it is its title.

Thank you so much for reading & sharing. It’s amazing to hear how the book lands with someone. 💜

2 weeks ago
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surf4living:

deep
ph: morgan maassen

surf4living:

deep

ph: morgan maassen

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Excerpt from Excavation: A Journal in Front Porch Journal #27

Thank you to the editors for including this excerpt in Front Porch Journal!

6 days ago
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Two Stories in WhiskeyPaper

Thanks, WhiskeyPaper! “Leather, Lead,” an excerpt from a novella-in-progress, gets some air & light, and “Six Bites” is a sensual excursion I hope you dig.

1 week ago
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Book Notes Playlist for Excavation: A Memoir on Spotify
Hollywood Notebook by Wendy C. Ortiz
2 weeks ago
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Wendy C. Ortiz and Narrative Excavation

The wonderful & insightful Sarah Einstein, winner of the 2014 AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, interviewed me about Excavation: A Memoir for the Brevity blog.

2 weeks ago
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Notes on an Excavation: EXORCISM.

Notes on an Excavation: EXORCISM.

(Source: aliciadk)

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