Monday, April 27, 2009

"Cancer" Published Again!

A slightly revised version of my short story "Cancer" has been published in the 2009 issue of Inscape, the Ursuline College fine arts magazine. Inscape's not online alas, but you can read an earlier version of the story published on Underground Literary Adventures, a literary blog that Pat King and I once edited for the Underground Literary Alliance. The story is about a young girl who thinks she has cancer. As a guest speaker in a creative writing class, I used the story as an example of how to write fiction and Celeste Wiggins, the instructor, asked to publish it in Inscape.

Friday, April 3, 2009

San Francisco Sonnet

Last year I visited San Francisco for the first time. I liked the city but was stunned by the number of homeless people on the streets. I've never seen so many people begging and sleeping on the street, and I've been to many cities and seen this sad situation before; I've just never seen it on such a scale. The experience sparked a poem, "SanFran PanHand Sort-Of-Sonnet," which San Francisco zine Xploited has published in their new issue (#3 for those keeping track on their scorecards out there), which has a homeless theme. You can find the poem here.