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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.

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.

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