On the flight home I read Benjamin Kunkel's "Indecision," and its sexy, smart writing was enough to keep my mind off the man whose leg invaded my personal space on the plane. And enough to spark my interest in checking out Kunkel's literary journal, n+1.
During our seemingly endless hotel stay I read Joan Silber's Household Words. I have two other books by Silber which I've been saving for some odd reason, but after reading this I'm glad I started with this one. Described as an "extraordinary novel about ordinary people" its main character, Rhoda Taber, was smart-alecky, opinionated, different, and zesty. I loved reading about her time as a married woman in the forties and following her through the rest of her life.
- 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.