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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, June 16, 2008

SmokeLong Quarterly Issue 21

I'm so honored to be a small part of SmokeLong Quarterly's 5th Anniversary Special Issue. For five years, they've been an exciting, innovative, unflinching showcase for talent and one of my all-time favorite journals.

I hope to read SLQ for many, many more years.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Heat Wave

Coming on the heels of a comfortable spring, this heat wave in the southeast feels particularly brutal. Am dreaming now of a cool Vermont lake.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

"Half of a Yellow Sun" by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie

is one of my favorite books. The story by the same name is the featured story at Five Star Literary Stories First published in Ink Pot, then reprinted in Zoetrope, you can read the story then what the editor, Bev Jackson, and the reviewer, Susan Lago, have to say about it.
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