In Rick Barthelme’s latest book, a college art teacher in Southern Mississippi starts hanging out with his students. His prose is razor sharp as ever, even as the characters tread familiar territory. Garth made it into the book, and the observations about the funeral are dead on–as is everything else, really. The precision here will thorw you into serious self-doubts. After Rick, everything else seems sloppy as hell.
Welcome to my site — I'm glad you're here. I’m a writer, editor, translator, traveler, web designer, photographer, critic, storytelling consultant, and social entrepreneur. I’ve published two novels and a book of film criticism, launched Germany's first online literary journal, founded the writers' community Fictionaut, and started West Africa's first vegetarian food service. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Ph.D. in English. I've lived in New York City, New Orleans, Mississippi, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Dominican Republic, and currently divide my time between Dakar and Berlin.