- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. 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. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
Monday, October 24, 2005
What Are You Reading?
I've finished Mary Gaitskill's novel, Veronica and loved it. It's the story of a woman living with an illness, forced to slow down and examine her life. She remembers her days of being a model, living a life completely unexamined; she remembers her friendship with Veronica, a loud, brash woman hopelessly in love with her bi-sexual lover who gave her AIDS. A few of Gaitskill's metaphor's were over-the-top, but where Gaitskill shined, for me, was in her ability to describe the indescribable. Her abstractions were so beautifully rendered, her characters so honestly drawn, she took fiction to another level altogether.