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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.

Friday, December 29, 2006

American Short Fiction

This is a great issue with four solid pieces: a excerpt from Tiphanie Yanique's novella "The International Shop of Coffins: Simon Peter; Roy Kesey's powerful story "Any Deadly Thing," about killer snakes, a grieving snake killer and snake handlers; a story by Jess Row about grief and lost people after 911; and "The Secret Heart of Christ," a long essay by the late Matt Clark that I'm in the middle of now and it's just amazing.

The editor writes in his note that "each of these stories has
strong community ties," and that's true, but they also seem to involve themes of grief and identity and acceptance. It's a great issue.
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