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Exploring cultural crevasses in Good Indian Girls

Exploring cultural crevasses in Good Indian Girls

Ranbir Singh Sidhu’s debut short story collection, Good Indian Girls, is full of dark and disturbing tales that wander through the depths of the human psyche. Although most of the stories focus on the experiences of Indian immigrants in America, these are not the typical “adjust to American life” or clash-of-culture tales. Instead, Sidhu writes...

#FridayReads: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Weibe

#FridayReads: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Weibe

Yes, I know it’s Saturday. Yesterday I was busy having a migraine and trying to pack everything I own. I always get a bit nervous about men writing female characters, especially in comics. Historically, these women have been one-dimensional with giant boobs and giant asses and backs that behave more like a slinky than a...

Metafiction defined

Metafiction defined

When I tell people I blog about metafiction, I often hear “What’s metafiction?” So I thought rather than examine a particular work this week, I’d discuss metafiction and perhaps arrive at a working definition for the purposes of this blog.

Nature blog: Heaven reveals some secrets

Nature blog: Heaven reveals some secrets

This post originally appeared on February 11, 2012 on Nature Writing. During my nature writing class at Chatham University’s MFA program, I had to keep a weekly nature blog. Each of us picked a place and spent thirty minutes in that place each week, and then wrote a blog post about it. I’ve just bought...

On keeping a journal

On keeping a journal

I love the idea of a carefully kept journal. In my imagination it’s always a leather bound book with crisp, thick, cream-colored pages. And in my perfect dream world, I write in it every day. My reality is much different. As a child I filled notebooks of various sizes with my thoughts, crushes, and obsessions....