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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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Five Star Literary Review

This awesome new site that promotes writers, journals, editors and stories has just put up their 25th review, this time Jessica Lipnack reviews "The Whale Hunter" written by Steinur Bell, published in AGNI.

Well done, Five Star Literary Review!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

RIP David Foster Wallace

What a loss for his family, friends, and the literary world.

Los Angeles Times Article

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Dangers of Falling in Love

It has long been the argument of the Republican party that Obama supporters react to him on a visceral level--that the hope he inspires in the American people smacks a little of love and idolization. And I agree that it's dangerous to pick a candidate without understanding fully what the candidate believes in. For me, the Obama idolization issue is irrelevant because his beliefs are quite closely aligned with my own.

But for those out there who compare Sarah Palin to Hilary Clinton and believe that Sarah represents "Our last chance to break the glass ceiling," I would caution: a woman is more than her vagina. Because Sarah Palin, with her extremist views, scares me. And the thought that she could step in and run this country should something happen to McCain scares me.

If, like me, Palin's extremist views make you very very nervous, or even if they don't--maybe especially if they don't--read this article.

"...Palin's out of the mainstream, especially on social issues. If a woman aborted a disabled fetus, Palin would send her or her doctor to jail. She's against sex education and cut funds for teen moms. Her views on global warming (it's nature, not humans) and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (in favor) are to McCain's right. Running for governor, she called for teaching creationism alongside evolution. ...

and this one.