Ten days & I’m all yours.
Roberto Bolaño, Nick Flynn, physics & more are featured in this multi-faceted review. <3
My second to last column on Southern California medical marijuana dispensary culture is live at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.
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.
We talk about the voices, among other things.
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. 💜
Thank you to the editors for including this excerpt in Front Porch Journal!
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.
The music, all lined up for you to listen to.
Just collecting artifacts from Kingsley Drive over here.
The wonderful & insightful Sarah Einstein, winner of the 2014 AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, interviewed me about Excavation: A Memoir for the Brevity blog.