Monthly Archives: May 2013

In lieu of an acceptance speech

Last weekend, I double-dipped into the Alberta Literary Awards prize pool. Walls: Travels Along the Barricades was awarded the Wilfred Eggleston Award for Nonfiction, and “A Hymn in Aramaic” – a story I wrote for Alberta Views Magazine – took home the James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction. The gala stuck to its new […]

May 06

Weightless in Exile

My story about Hayna Gutierrez, a star Cuban ballerina who now dances for Calgary-based Alberta Ballet, appears in the current issue (May 2013) of Alberta Views. I met wit Hayna last winter when the company was preparing for their annual performance of The Nutcracker. For my research, I briefly sat in on one of the […]

May 06

“On the Border” in The Atlantic

There are some incredible photos of the U.S.-Mexico border wall on The Atlantic‘s “In Focus” site. The forty photographs – ranging from aerial views to intimate portrait shots – tell a visual story of life along the borderlands. See the photos here.