Listening to Nadine Gordimer speak this afternoon on Dick Gordon's The Connection I was struck by how elegant and intelligent she sounded--much like her prose. Several times she moved me to tears as she discussed the threat to the written word by the image, the power and truth of fiction versus the truth of non-fiction, the AIDS epidemic, and Nelson Mandela.
Proceeds from the sale of the anthology, Telling Tales will go toward AIDS/HIV prevention, research and medicine.
- My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.