Friday, September 28, 2012

Featuring New Work

I'm pleased to announce I'll have an essay in Black Mountain Institute's journal ABOUT PLACE--the Peaks and Valley issue. From their website: "Black Earth Institute supports the artist as prophet and visionary who helps create a society attuned to earth’s rhythms and to the rights of all people."

Yup, that's me.

Actually in my piece "Ostrog Monastery" my husband and I take a crazy excursion from our hostel in Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia, formerly the Balkans) up into the mountainous inner spine of that small nation in search of . . .  read the essay. Out soon. I'll post.

Until then Grace Hertenstein has 2 new stories OUT NOW. You can DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE
Her piece is called Foxcrow Hill and is best described as Americana. In the story a young man goes traveling, train hopping, hoping to forget a childhood friend that he might be a little bit in love with. Here is a description of Wayfarer from their website:
The Wayfarer is released twice a year, on the vernal and autumnal equinoxes. We currently publish both poetry and prose. In each issue we feature travel writing, short stories, interviews, original art and photography. We seek to explore the spiritual progression we are currently experiencing as individuals and a global community.A wayfarer is one who chooses to take up a long journey on foot. 

Also check out Inkaputure from the UK where Grace has written a story from the perspective of a cupboard. From the Editor's Forward:
Even though our first two stories this issue could not perhaps be any different in terms of their protagonists, they are connected by a common concern – that of speech versus silence. Thus, To Be a Coatrack uses defamiliarisation to take the reader into the ‘mind’ of a neglected cupboard dreaming of hallway stardom, whilst The Widow of Charroux contrasts the garrulity of its story teller ­– speaking to an invisible audience –
The contrast between concealment and revelation could also be said to inform The Aromatherapist’s Husband by our very special Guest Writer – Leila Aboulela. A brief and lucid study of a failing marriage--

So take some time to read these on-line. Have a great Fall--the weather is perfect.

1 comment:

Beth Finke said...

Wow, what a lot of great publishing news! obviously the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree -- congrats to you and Grace.