- 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.
Friday, September 28, 2007
In between essays of Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle," which I'm thoroughly loving, I also read Katherine Taylor's "Rules For Saying Goodbye." Taylor's debut is funny is a fabulously dry way. It's smart, it's honest and it portrays that drifting, weird time in a woman's life before she slips fully into who she is. I loved it and it's brilliantly written. For me, it was all in the details, details so rich and fresh and abundant they had me hooked through the whole novel.