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Recent Publications

Academic quarterlies are often behind in schedule — case in point, The Explicator, just issued its Summer 20o08 and Fall 2008 issues at the same time. I have work in both — three explication notes on Raymond Carver’s stories — in the Summer issue, they’re on self-image in “Intimacy” and how Gordon Lish edited “Tell The Women We’re Going;” in the Fall, on Gordon Lish’s editing “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” a.k.a. “Beginners,” which was the big to-do in last year’s Xmas issue of The New Yorker, with correspondence, and on-line, a play-by-play, or cut-by-cut, blow-by-blow showing of the edits.
My suite of five flash fictions, “Five Freaks,” is in the new issue of Fictional International
A review-essay on a book called Sperm Counts is in the Fall 2008 issue of The Journal of Sex Research.
An essay, “Autoethnography as Stand-Up Comedy,” in Vol. 1.2 of Creative Appraoches to Research.