What do we do with categories in life? Are fiction, nonfiction, and poetry always the most useful? Storyscape Magazine has a new way of categorizing the writing that appears in its pages: Truth, Untruth, and We Don’t Know and They Won’t Tell Us! I’m happy to have work in its latest issue #19. My piece, “Someone To Watch Over Me”, describes what happens when a woman confronts her demons, literally. Guess which category it falls under?
I have my MFA in Poetry from the University of San Francisco, but when I heard that The Iowa Writers’ Workshop was being sued for age discrimination, I knew I had to help them out. So I applied to be their Oldest Student–and the resulting article was published in The Satirist. Now I just have to wait for my acceptance from Iowa’s Admissions Director, right?
After a bit of a publishing hiatus, I am happy to share that my essay “Flowers of the Resistance” has been published in Issue 19 of Flock Literary Journal. It is a beautiful journal, wonderfully edited by April Gay Wilder, and I am excited to be alongside a diverse array of voices, all meditating on the theme of Migration.
I was inspired by seeing the artist Ai Wei Wei’s exhibit on Alcatraz Island, which made me think of all the ways we communicate our experiences through art and the way we live, like beautiful flowers traveling from our native soil to new homes.