MAC Literary Arts Fellowship

Again, I am stunned to have received a second Literary Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission, this time for poetry. My first, in 2011, came at a time when outside financial assistance was key to my finishing a book; remarkably, this second grant arrives at a similar time, as I’m working towards the first full draft of a new longer work of fiction, and I could not be more grateful.

More information about the MAC fellowship program is on their website; next year grants will be awarded in screenwriting, playwriting, and creative nonfiction.

Monroe Fellowship at NOCGS

I am beyond honored to have received one of the 2018 Monroe Fellows Research Grants from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University, in support of a work of fiction currently underway. This grant will enable me to travel to the region where the book is set twice this year, and enable a deeper understanding and infusion of that landscape into the story. The NOCGS was gracious enough to support the early research for the Hattiesburg book; I’m beyond grateful to their jurors for believing in this current work. More information about NOCGS is on their website.

Peauxdunque Review

I’m thrilled to say that the newly-formed Peauxdunque Review, formed out of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance in New Orleans, has taken two poems for their first issue. My thanks to the editors, and what a joy to see this new chorus of voices arriving on the scene.