Iraq, Afghanistan, Literature & Ukraine [Ukrainian language]
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There is a Ukrainian-language write-up of this even in the newspaper “Ratusha”: ratusha.lviv.ua/index.php?dn=news&to=art&id=3436
“Convoy Home” in WLA Literary Journal
The “War, Literature and the Arts Literary Journal” has accepted what I consider to be my best story, “Convoy Home” for publication. It appears in Volume #25 which just came out. Here’s my discussion and review of the journal:
On the Day of Calamity
A strange story from my workshop days has been republished on NHNovella. It originally appeared in the now defunct Steel City Review.
“2010. It was a warm November second or first. The clouds spent the day gathering and breaking apart and gathering again.
The Democrats were poised to take back Congress, and even though we didn’t know too much about politics, my friends and I were all jazzed. We were grad students, and smart enough to know the obvious — that Bush and friends had started a war for oil, that he was evil and/or stupid, and that things were about to change.
I think America felt guilty about our illegal war. I know I did, and a big Republican defeated would vindicate us all.
Anyway, I was en route to a belated Halloween party.” (Read more on NH Novella)
Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War
Reading at Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
It was an honor to read this weekend at The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, alongside Askold Melnychuk, Alexis Buryk and Virlana Tkacz.
I read my unpublished story, “Storyteller,” and a revision of my favorite essay from the NY Times, Homefires series, “Something Worth Fighting For.”
Listen to the reading Here!