Hey Friends and Readers!
I just wanted to let you know that there is headway being made on reviving my podcast, PDX DARLINGS!
Last night I got the audio for a collaboration between myself, TJ Acena, and Sara Kachelman.
Sara and TJ both wrote these amazing, surreal short stories about love, marriage and upending the traditional narrative.
Part of the revival of PDX DARLINGS will be a conversation between the two of them and an excerpt of their works.
Sara's story "Scenes from our Lives Together" was published in the Portland Review. A piece of mine was also published in this issue and when I heard Sara read at the launch party a few months ago, I knew I had to collaborate with her in some way. The story is only available in print. Seek out your copy at Powell's.
The picture above is an image of “The Bride” by Henry Koerner (1950). Sara tells us in the interview that this image originally inspired her story.
I count TJ Acena as an old friend by now. He has been published in my zine Somnambulist,appears in my book, The End of my Career. And has also been regularly featured in PQ Weekly. He will also be writing theatre criticism for The Oregonian soon and was recently chosen as a Rising Leader of Color by the Theatre Communications Group. His story "Supermarket Bouquet" recently appeared in Pacifica Literary Review.
The podcast episode is still in the works! You can get the podcast and other updates by subscribing to my Patreon for as little as one dollar a month!
Thanks for your support! Talk to you later!