Falling into place
Blackbirds in the Pomegranate Tree, Stories from Ixcotel State Prison — will be out by early November. I have permission to use on the cover an amazing photo taken inside the prison while I was there — see the BOOK tab for a preview (and take a look at Vida Yovanovich’s website for more stark photos).
Dear friend and grand dame of Mexican letters, Elena Poniatowska, has agreed to write a little introduction to the book.
And I am excited to introduce the women of Ixcotel to my friends. After ten years.
Autumn is a particularly thought-provoking season, as the juice of summer evaporates, forcing us to rub up against the bare bones of our surroundings. The change is beautiful and contemplative.
A good time to release the stories, I think.