Pretty Red Shoes: Poetry, Prose, Pedagogy, & Publishing asked me to contribute a micro-craft essay (500 words!) to their guest craft series. Read about my struggles with the concept of place and what I have learned about it here.
Leigh Camacho Rourks is the managing editor for Rougarou, a journal of literature and arts out of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she is pursuing her PhD. This year, her short story “Moon Trees” was awarded the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award and her story “Pinched Magnolias” received the Robert Watson Literary Review Prize in Fiction. Her work has appeared in a number of journals including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Pank, and Greensboro Review.