On my way to Chapel Hill I was going to stop at one of my favorite bookstores, but decided against it at the last minute. I'm glad I kept on going because I may have missed Jim Ruland speaking on NPR about his father's experiences as a swift boat veteran in Vietnam. What a wonderful, heartfelt commentary, by a brilliant writer. Bravo, Jim Ruland!
Here's another chance to hear the interview: Jim Ruland's Commentary
- 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.