My personal essay, “Geography of Peaks and Dips and Lights,” which appeared online earlier this year in The Rumpus, will be reprinted in the upcoming anthology Voices on the Move: An Anthology by and about Refugees, available for preorder now from Solis Press. This multi-genre anthology explores the nuances of displacement. About the book, novelist Samrat Upadhyay writes:
“Voices on the Move is a moving, must-read artistic exploration of migration and the trauma of displacement. Through diverse modes of expression—poetry, fiction, photography, play—the voices in this collection present the multitudinous ways with which we experience uprooting and belonging. The book is a jewel, a chronicle of our times, an intense awareness of humanity’s suffering and its yearning for home.”
Published by Lana Spendl
I am a writer living in Bloomington, Indiana. My chapbook of flash fiction, We Cradled Each Other in the Air, was published in 2017 by Blue Lyra Press. My short stories, poetry, and personal essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Hobart, The Greensboro Review, The Baltimore Review, New Ohio Review, Zone 3, Notre Dame Review, and other journals. I hold an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in Hispanic literature from Indiana University Bloomington, where I served as nonfiction editor to Indiana Review.
I am originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia, and my childhood was divided between the Balkans and Spain due to the Bosnian war in the early 90s. I am working on a short story collection that explores pockets of life in southern Europe following the war in the Balkans. Stories from this collection have appeared in The Baltimore Review (Spring 2018), The Cortland Review (2014 Winter Feature), The Greensboro Review (Issue 91), and Epiphany (Women Writing Women series).
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