will tell you what to listen to.
listen to wigleaf.
My first column from the Good Men Project Magazine, “Bobbing for Kimchi,” has been swankily redesigned for print. Click that link.
Oh, and check this out, I Am Korean American. It’s a project. I like this ad for their shirt.
That kid is you.
1. Our Island is reviewed on Big Other. (Thanks, Molly!)
2. I wrote something for MAKE‘s 5th anniversary issue.
3. Read this weather story by Ryan Call on Web Conjunctions.
4. At Necessary Fiction, Robert Kloss remixes my story, “Nicky Boy and Baby Girl Are Illustrated,” from American Short Fiction.
Two things I loved that I read online recently:
1. Kelly Luce’s Miss June story, “Heliotrope,” up at American Short Fiction. Don’t know how I missed this one. It’s so good.
and 2. Roxane Gay’s “Baby Arm” in the new Rick Magazine, which I even interviewed her about on Twitter.
Ah, the internet.
Maybe the best thing on Fictionaut is Line Breaks, edited by Gary Percesepe. This week Anne Beattie’s story with its loaded title, “Coping Stones,” is–no other way to put it–profound. My favorite features have been “In the Cemetery where Al Jolson is Buried,” by Amy Hempel–I love “Al Jolson” and it’s great that to have this gem always available now–and “One-Way Ticket,” by Antonya Nelson. Both firsts for their authors. I’m starting to get blog voice.
Getting to read these classics again or for the first time is just nice. I don’t know.