Published Work

Not long ago, I was looking back through some old published work, of which there is very little, and realized that the first thing I ever published as an adult, a little essay in an even littler publication, was possibly the best thing I've ever published, freer and more lovely than any of the tight little stones I later pushed forth.  At the time of its publication, I was living with my fiance in the fishing town of El Estor, Guatemala.  I was paid $25 for that essay, half a month's rent for the grand house we lived in, across from the town's only children's park and The Fisherman's Embassy, the town's favorite brothel.


  1. I'm enjoying your blog very much! You're a great writer. I sometimes feel that way about past photos I've taken. It's hard to maintain the same level of passion that I had when there was no pressure to produce a certain level of work. Your home in Guatemala sounds interesting. I look forward to your posts!

  2. Problem is, it might not be as lovely as I've made it out to be.