I have forever been haunted by luxury tourism in impoverished nations. Quite a few years ago I wrote a poem about the uncomfortable contrast between lavish resorts and their surrounding poverty, which I first encountered in the Caribbean. It's a poem that has evoked angry, defensive critiques from certain travelers - which means I hit the right nerve.
Today, I am proud to have it finally published in Issue 24 of Liquid Imagination, along with a stunning illustration by Sue Babcock.
You can read it here!
Boscombe Revolution is a poetry and flash fiction anthology that embraces different revolution-centric themes in each issue. It is published by Hesterglock Press, a small press based out of Bristol in the UK. They look for "angry, funny, experimental, collaboration(al)…" work.
Boscombe Revolution, Issue 3: Revolution and Gender, will feature a piece of flash fiction I wrote called "In it Together." Other authors include Sarer Scotthorne, Markie Burnhope, Rose Drew, Linda Mannheim, Agnes Davis, Julia Boore, Myriam Lee, Kevin Reid, Kyra Hanson, Emma Lee, Dom Schwab, Lucy Humphreys, Barbara Donne, Lucy Furlong, Gary Budden, Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, and Sasha Kasoff. I'm honored to be a part of this collaboration!
It will be published in early 2015, but you can pre-order now!
The other day, I discovered that yet another one of my short stories was accepted and published at Every Day Fiction! It's called "Overexposed" and I should warn you, be prepared for some graphic images... and hopefully a giggle, but mostly just general awkwardness.
So far, it's remained on the list of "Top Ten Stories in the Last 30 Days" and if I can just get a few more votes I might be able to solidify a spot among the "Top 10 Stories This Year." So, if you like it, show your love with a star rating!
You can read it here!
Back in Boston, I took a Grub Street course called Ten Weeks, Ten Stories, and it was everything I hoped it would be. I came out with ten short stories, and have been shopping them around ever since. The first of them has been picked up at Every Day Fiction, it's about a criminal on the loose but it's listed under 'parenting.' Not my decision, but I'm kind of tickled by it. If you'd like to take a peek, you can read it here.
If you're looking for more of my published work, check these out:
Of Water, On Water, In Water: A selection of poetry
Poems to Talk About: One of my extremely short poems won a place in the 2013 Poetic Republic collection
Pond King: A bit of fairytale-fantasy silliness, if you want a quick laugh
Transiting Through the Chilean Fjords: A little somethin' somethin' about my work at sea
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