With "Teaching My Mother to Zoom," I honor Mom and Zoom, and I pray for patience and mercy. With thanks to Mom Egg and its most excellent editor, Marjorie Tesser.
Asia-Pacific Writers & Translators collaborated on the June issue of the esteemed Joao-Roque Literary Journal of India, and I'm deeply honored to have one of my stories, "Indigenous Studies," appear on its screens, along with the work so so many writers I admire, including Dean Kerrison, Sahib Nazari, Jose Varghese, and my dear colleague, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, whose "Sowing Aunties" took top prize.
Way back in 2016 BT (Before Trump), I had the great honor and privilege of being interviewed by Jamaican poet-novelist-visual artist and dear friend, Jacqueline Bishop, about my experience of the Caribbean, and my use of oral histories as springboards into poems concerning the climate change catastrophe Yolanda, which struck the Philippines in 2013. Delighted to find that interview has been digitized. From the Jamaica Observer, April 2016.
Telephone: A Game of Art Whispered Around the World is a hugely ambitious global arts project hatched from the brains of Nathan Langston and Katelyn Watkins. My story, "Blue Magritte," appears, in dialogue with paintings in dialogue with poems in dialogue with photographs and on and on until a web of connectivity links artists and writers on six continents and dozens of nations. I'm honored to be included in an incredible roster that includes dear friends Robin Martin, Julia Prendergast, Sarah Sarai, and Ravi Shankar.
In its April 11 StorySunday section, Litro features "Patti Smith Takes a Piss," which concerns an event that may or may not have happened on a NYC Central Park concert stage back in the waning days of the relevance of the Rolling Stones and the dawning of the era of Babelogue.
"Parentheticals" is the title story in a collection-in-progress dealing with New York City dwellers whose lives are often less than six degrees away from Kevin Bacon. I'm thrilled for it to appear in Another Chicago Magazine, a venue I've long admired. It's illustrated by the work of brother-from-another-mother, John Tomlinson.
a new piece of flash nonfiction appears in this excellent anthology out of Australia, The Incompleteness Book, edited by Julia Prendergast, Shane Strange, and Jen Webb, on Recent Work Press
together with colleagues Ravi Shankar and Sally Breen, I edited Meridian: The APWT Drunken Boat Anthology of New Writing, an excellent new anthology of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry coming out of the Asia-Pacific region
I’m honored to have new work appear in Teesta Journal (India): “Dandelions (after James Salter),” and “Rob Reads Allen Ginsberg’s Sunflower Sutra to Me in His Mother’s Basement, Wading River, Long Island, 1971″
The ChillFiltr Review has nominated "An Outrageous Proposal" for a Pushcart Prize.