I’m thrilled to be a semifinalist for the Ohio State University Press 2022 Non/Fiction Collection Prize! Big thanks to the editors, and congrats to this year’s winner!
Phenomenal writer Alina Stefanescu has reviewed Voices on the Move, the anthology of refugee writing to which I was honored to contribute in 2020. The book, edited by Domnica Radulescu and Roxana Cazan, is filled with impactful and diverse voices and includes a range of creative pieces. Stefanescu’s review, “The Aliens Created by Nation-States,” is available on WorldCityLit.
The lovely Crab Creek Review published my poem “Why Do Woodpeckers Peck” in their newest issue, and I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be reading this piece and a couple of others with several writers from the issue on June 1 at 9 p.m. EDT. The event is virtual and open to all. Join us if you can!
It was an honor last week to read my work at Slought in Philadelphia, with the Cheburashka Collective, in solidarity with Ukraine. Such well-being came from being around so many wonderful writers from Eastern Europe. I’m grateful that we had a pre-reading reception where we could connect and share stories. Thank you to the UPenn Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, and Russian and East European Studies programs for making the evening possible!
My flash essay, “Women Like Them,” appears today at Hawai’i Pacific Review. It processes an early student experience and features a turkey vulture! Big thanks to the editor, Tyler McMahon, for including it.
My flash fiction piece, “On the Dalmatian Coast,” appears in the anthology Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction From a Small Planet (Vol. 3) from Press 53. A few of the other authors and I will be having a virtual reading on October 21, moderated by Editor Cliff Garstang. Details are available on Facebook—be sure to check it out!
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.”
My flash essay, “Francisco, from My Class,” detailing an episode from my childhood in Spain, appears in the new issue of Gigantic Sequins, available for pre-order now.