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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, Pank, and Gargoyle #57, among others. 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. Currently, I'm an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. I'm also working on two novels and a short story collection. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

In the Valley of Elah

and for another glimpse of the war in Iraq (about which we the American people know too little) watch this film.

Yes, it's anti-war. Yes, it shows a side of the war in Iraq that some of us would rather not see. And yes, it's not as subtle and balanced as it could be. But if you can get beyond the obviousness of this movie (based on true events), then maybe you can appreciate its essence--that war is far-reaching and non-discriminating in its destruction.

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