My pleasure to announce that my story: “Mongongo Drupe” that offers a glimpse of some of what happened on a much-needed weekend in Chicago has been published this week! in Callaloo Journal, issue 38.1, Winter 2015.
My first venture into this type of sex-positive feminism —I received a contributor’s copy on Monday, 16 March, 2015!
A phone number for John Hopkins University Press, publisher of this Callaloo edition, issue 38.1, Winter 2015: 1.800.548.1784
This picture is my own, and appears here only because the story itself has been published, and Jesús [now called: “Mr. Higgs” ]—according to our agreement, realizes that this full color image of me in the dress he adored, by the way, would only go online after the issue was published. Till then, only his photo. I’m sure you can understand.
In Callaloo itself, story has a smaller B&W version of the photo.
Working very hard right now on the fairy tale revision, becoming an even better book. “Once Upon a Sky-Blue Tine” is steadily becoming better… I will be working very hard on this, between bouts of MS, especially optic neuritis which render me legally blind in my left eye; I maintain such hope for this piece; fairy tale of my life –a life I very much want to preserve with hope for all, and for this reason, as many of you may know, I’m quite pleased that very soon, practically any day now, a bit of sex-positive feminism that is a chapter of the fairy tale, “Mongongo Drupe” will soon, very soon now be published as follows:
Info about acquiring the issue of “Callaloo” in which “Mongongo Drupe” will appear this month: February 2015:
Issue of Callaloo in which “Mongongo Drupe” will appear:
issue, 38.1 winter 2015 and can be purchased from this website:
–is undergoing a major overhaul so that it may be the best work I’ve ever produced! –must take care to re-write it perfectly! –means that much to me, a risk-it-all sort of book, an emerging from my usual writing to produce something uniquely me right now! –revealing that “at the center of my being, I have an answer, I know who I am, and I know what I want” –hence the revision, until I get it right, for who I am, and what I want.
Throughout his career, Gerhard Richter has alternated between figuration and abstraction, maintaining his characteristic emotional reserve and consummate skill in both modes. The aesthetic territory that he explored in his Photo Paintings of the mid- and late 1960s tended to the assertively mundane. Most of these canvases reproduce apparently ordinary images. In this context, Woman Descending a Staircase is exceptional, distinguished by the elegance of the subject, the formality and drama of the composition, and even the work’s glossy, silver-blue brushwork. This may be Richter’s most glamorous painting. These qualities encourage speculation about the woman’s identity, which remains unknown. Woman Descending the Staircase is not, however, a celebrity portrait. More typological than individual, the work addresses the way photography and painting create impressions of beauty, elegance, and glamour.