On Smiling, Or Not

A feminist call might be a call to anger, to develop a sense of rage about collective wrongs.– Sara Ahmed Most women have had it happen to them. Walking back to the car one day after work, I am thinking about all the things I have to do, when a man stops me. “You should [...]

Capturing Columbus: The Cover Image for the Midnight Heart

A few people have asked me about the cover image of The Midnight Heart. it was taken in Franklinton, a somewhat neglected area of Columbus that actually predated the main city, but now is somewhat run down and poverty stricken. Columbus, as a kind of boom town, has recently started trying to revitalize Franklinton, and a number of arts workshops and markets have emerged in old factories. (There are rumours that parts of nuclear bombs were manufactured here!?)