- 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, Pank, 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 assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. I'm also working on two novels and a short story collection. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
"Pretty" by Kim Chinquee
This is a book you simply must get. "Pretty" is a masterclass in writing.
I'm reading one piece a morning because to read them all at once, for me, would deny the immense power of each one. Chinquee's fictions are weighty with meaning, clear and concise, filled with unusual imagery, but at the same time, familiar. They are examples of controlled language so fine they even look pretty on the page. "Pretty" has made me fall in love with Flash Fiction all over again.