Long time no see, huh? My apologies. I've been taking a B1 German class since the end of January. It's just like the class I took last year--four days a week, four and a half hours a day--only harder. By the end of the day, my brain is fried. The #DeutschStruggle is real, y'all.
So I'm not sure when I'll get back to regularly posting, but I did want to drop in make a quick announcement: I have a short story appearing in the forthcoming anthology Dismantle: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Workshop. More about the book:
Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) was founded by Elmaz Abinader, Junot Díaz, Victor Díaz and Diem Jones in 1999. Each envisioned an arts organization that could change the landscape for writers of color by supporting individual writer growth, creating a platform for community engagement and providing a workshop and mentor focus to expand writing opportunities. Over 2,000 writers from around the globe have participated in VONA. Dismantle is an anthology of creative work from VONA alum and its award-winning teachers including: Chris Abani, Nikky Finney, Maaza Mengiste, Minal Hajratwala, Justin Torres, Cristina Garcia, Mat Johnson, Laila Lalami, Mitchell Jackson and many more.
This book includes the work of some super talented folks, and I'm honored and grateful to be included. If you're a lover of literature (and if you're curious to see what I write about outside of the blog) then PLEASE pick up a copy. You won't regret it.