My story, "Our City on the Roach's Back," just went live at Miracle Monocle. It's even weirder—and grosser—than it sounds.
I'm so honored to have been invited to read at the Little Grassy literary festival alongside Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Gregory Kimbrell, Danielle Evans, Austin Kodra, and Roger Reeves. Big thanks to Allison, Jon, Kirk, Emily, Meghann, Jen, the booksellers, and everyone.
There's a map of Arkansas authors, and I'm on it, and it's amazing: In 1994 the poet C.D. Wright created a literary map of Arkansas, and the University of Arkansas Press published it as part of her Lost Roads project. The map highlights and affirms the great number of worthy writers whom Arkansas has nurtured. This updated version, redesigned and with … Continue reading A Readers’ Map of Arkansas
I had a wonderful time visiting Clayton State University a few weeks ago. Thanks so much to Brigitte Byrd and the English department for bringing me to campus. While there, I gave a craft talk on character in fiction and did a reading. Links to video recordings of both are below: A Conversation with Micah Dean Hicks … Continue reading Clayton State University Reading
It's been a busy semester of conferences and readings, so I'm really late on this, but big thanks to the editors of EPOCH for publishing my story, "Wolf Coat Mine," in their most recent issue. Here's a sample: My man looks afraid, wants assurance that everything is fine, but all I can think about is … Continue reading EPOCH