Bob was such a big-hearted part of our online writing community at Zoetrope and beyond. And he was also a damn good writer and to read his work aloud is to know how amazing his talent was.
Rusty Barnes wrote a nice tribute to him with a link to one of Bob's many great pieces at Night Train.
There are more links to Bob's work and a tribute to him on SmokeLong Quarterly's blog as well.
Bob was greatly loved and respected and we will miss him.
- 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.