What's your favorite book to read for fun?
What's your favorite book to teach?
Chris Abani’s Virgin of Flames
Do you have a favorite film?
The Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man.
How do you spend your free time?
Hiking! My favorites are Joshua Tree, Anza, Big Sur, Sequoia, King’s Canyon. I also
really enjoy rock climbing and playing my bass guitar – both of which I do pretty
What is your biggest literary inspiration?
Don DeLillo – he writes novels like a poet and effortlessly blends popular culture
with high art. His depictions of city landscapes are incredible, especially in his
What's your cure for writer's block?
A change of scenery – anywhere, even if just for a few hours; though I would prefer
a couple nights in Joshua Tree.
What are you working on outside of class?
Sandra Doller - September 2020
Yuan Yuan - March 2020
Carrie Morrow - February 2020
Francesco Levato - December 2019/January 2020
Heidi Breuer - November 2019
Cynthia Headley - October 2019
Martha Stoddard Holmes - September 2019