A wonderful week for which I'm so grateful. First to RHINO and Chloe Martinez for reviewing Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow. "These pieces beautifully enact the effort to contain and comprehend intense emotions and experiences. What happens when circumstances—such as those of family, culture, or violence—prevent us from expressing or acting upon what we feel? " Chloe Martinez's insights are so astute and so moving to this writer.
Bending Genre's Robert Vaughn and Meg Tuite: thank you for publishing "Rust" in your latest issue. I'm such as admirer of these two writers, editors, and teachers, and of the journal, that it's a thrill and honor to have my story published there. The piece is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, A GIRL GOES INTO THE FOREST, coming from Dzanc Books next year.
And enormous thanks to John McMurtrie of the San Francisco Chronicle for featuring Why There Are Words! His pick was a complete surprise and so exciting to see.