- Autobiographical fiction
- Newspapers, magazines and histories from early 1900s
- Stories that have been made into successful movies
"Sometimes you need to go a long way out of your way to get back a short distance correctly." ~ Edward Albee
Fiction Writing, Short Stories, and Extreme Fiction; also sports and culture and journalism, especially sports journalism.
Recent or new topical courses:
"Chekhov," "The History of the Short Story—Boccaccio to Barthelme," “How Sports Explains Us," and “Writing Sports Professionally.”
Senior project interests:
Fiction—novels, novellas, collections of stories; writing about sports, especially sports and running, endurance, physicality, sexuality and gender; gardening, plants, beauty
Creative work: Author of Will Work for Food: Stories (Illinois Writers Review, 1993). Other stories have appeared in MidAmerica, Writing on the Edge, Confluence, and Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture.