New Work in Autofocus

Excited to have new work up today at Autofocus. Thanks to Michael Wheaton for giving this one a good home!

This piece grew out of a flash marathon this summer with writers David K. Gibson, Kim Magowan, and Brittany Terwilliger. Special thanks for Kim’s outstanding anaphora prompt for getting me started!

The aggro teenager energy in our house this summer had me fantasizing about the empty-nest years, but also recognizing that they will leave me feeling all sorts of contradictory things…

New Interview in Rain Taxi Review of Books

So happy to have this new interview with Ryan Rivas up at Rain Taxi Review of Books.


Author Ryan Rivas talks about his new book, Nextdoor in Colonialtown (Autofocus), the accidental “truth bombs” of his neighbors’ posts on Nextdoor, and what it means to illustrate the “slippery time” of our historical moment.

Ryan’s an incredibly generous literary citizen, a wildly talented writer, and a genuinely nice person. Excited to help shine a light on the cool work he and Autofocus Books are bringing to the world!