Saturday, April 02, 2016

News, New Work & Thanks

To my joy and astonishment, I’ve been selected as one of the 2016 Lambda Literary Fellows.  I’ll be in the Fiction cohort with Andrew Holleran.  The retreat is in Los Angeles in late July.

My story “The Right Way to Be Crippled and Naked” is the title story of an anthology of fiction about disability forthcoming from Cinco Puntos Press.  The list of writers included is humbling and includes Dagoberto Gilb, Anne Finger, Stephen Kuusisto, Thom Jones, Lisa Gill, Floyd Skloot, and Raymond Luczak.  It’s available for pre-order now.

My emulation of Edouard Levé’s Autoportrait, “Autoportrait: Upon Returning to India” is forthcoming in the next edition of Quarter After Eight, which is Ohio University's journal of experimental literature.

I am currently hiding out in Mexico working on a manuscript of stories.  My hope is that I might finally succeed in my superannuated dream of creating a small book.  (Or two small books?  Could there be two? To me, the older stories and the newer ones don't seem to go together.)  If you have ideas or suggestions, I would be very grateful to hear them.

Most important.  During these recent, odd, uncertain, wandering years, I have survived simply because people have been kind to me.  With all my heart, I bow deeply to everyone who has helped me and my small stories to survive.  Thank you.  As Shantideva says, May all temporal and ultimate happiness be yours.    

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