I only have a moment to post. Two items: The Missouri Review is creating an audio recording of my essay "Put on the Petty," read by a drama student at the university and which I presume they'll post on their website. I'll link when it appears.
Also, my friend Darin Bradley sold his novel Amaranth to Bantam/Spectra a few days ago. What a great moment the first *call* must be. Congrats to Darin and much success to Amaranth!