Paper Monument


My, oh my, how the months fly by. Last I posted it was winter and now it’s fall again. Three seasons later, I have three things to share.

I’m very pleased to have published two new story-reviews this year. These are my experimental book reviews, or critifictions, as I call them sometimes. (A friend of mine said he thinks I might have invented this form/genre? Hard to say. Who knows?)

Editor Joe Schreiber kindly published this story-review, “Paper Monument,” in 3:AM Magazine. It’s about political protests, identity, and Brazilian author Beatriz Bracher’s first novel in English, “I Didn’t Talk,” translated by Adam Morris.

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The editors at Full Stop published this story-review of “The Iliac Crest,” by Cristina Rivera Garza, translated by Sarah Booker. Called “Turning Back,” in this one The Critic recalls a bad hunting trip with her Dad.

I wrote a flash fiction about parenting and anxiety calledShield” for Burning House Press. Guest Editor Rachael de Moravia chose it for a very powerful issue in September on the theme of Belonging / Returning / Retreating.

I hope everyone’s work, and reading, and all else are going well. Lots to look forward to writing-wise in 2019, including a story I’ll have in an anthology from Russ Bennetts for Berfrois, and at least two more story-reviews in the works. (Which reminds me: Ron Slate has re-launched his online literary/cultural magazine On the Seawall. Well worth your time.) Thank you for reading!

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  1. Hi, interesting as these images are, my query has nothing to do with your blog, but this is the only place I have found to contact you.
    I found an image of a loon riding a bicycle in a 2007 article about a group called loon-a-tics. I am looking for the artist, perhaps it is you.
    Our local casual meetup bicycling group the loony pedalers really like the image and would like permission to use the drawing on pamphlets at our local chamber of commerce letting visitors know about our rides. We would also like to have shirts made with the image on the shirt at a local shop for those in the group who want one.
    Can you help?


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