- 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.
Monday, June 07, 2010
Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man by Bill Clegg
is an amazing book. In his memoir, Bill Clegg shares his story of trying to hide his addiction to crack while maintaining his success as a New York Literary Agent and his relationship with his boyfriend. He brings us along into his descent into paranoia and tunnel vision and eventual fall, with uncommon honesty and courage. The writing is compelling and I particularly liked the decision he made to forgo a linear narrative, because I found the dips into his past a relief from the building tension and also very illuminating.