I will not be posting today except to post my displeasure and sadness on this inaugural day. Some people will be partying. I will not. For me, as this war in Iraq continues, as the possibility of another nears, as this administration continues to lie to the American public, this is a day of mourning, not celebration.
Today, I will wear black; I will not buy a single thing; I will not watch television; nor will I listen to the radio.
There is a most apt quote on Salome's website today:
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.