Ramola D, Editor of Delphi Quarterly, has a story in All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), a brilliant and unique multicultural anthology featuring contemporary short fiction by award-winning fiction writers in America and around the world. Dreamed up and edited by writers Jina Ortiz and Rochelle Spencer, and including the work of stellar writers like Ivelisse Rodriguez, ZZ Packer, Xu Xi, and twenty-three others, All About Skin was released in November 2014, and is available online at Amazon.
All About Skin ranges wide, from stories touching on families, relationships, race, and culture, and encompasses a variety of styles from social realist to comic to surreal. A must-read anthology, for anyone interested in exploring the inner spaces of multicultural America and the many extraordinary voices writing fiction from these spaces, out of their own lives, observations, and musings.
“All about Skin takes us above and below the skin of fascinating characters from the inner cities, immigrant enclaves, and academia of the United States, and from Africa to Asia, among many settings.”
—María Acosta Cruz, author of Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fictions of Independence
“There is no other short story collection even similar to All about Skin; it takes an entirely different approach in that all of the contributors are literary-award-winning African, African American, Asian, Asian American, Native American, Latina, and Caribbean women writers.”
—Sandra Y. Govan, University of North Carolina–Charlotte
“All about Skin is electrifying and absolutely necessary. Within you will find the true heart of a literature.”
Stay tuned here in Delphi for more from All About Skin soon!
Farah Ghuznavi, who was featured in Delphi in Summer 2013 has a new story collection out. Fragments of Riversong, Farah Ghuznavi’s story collection is now available for sale on Amazon.com (from the vendor Writing from Bangladesh) and Amazon.co.uk (from the vendor Books by Farah). Fragments of Riversong will appeal to fiction lovers, as well as those who care about issues of development, equality and social change, and of course, anyone who is interested in South Asia in general, and Bangladesh in particular.
Widely reviewed, you can learn more about Fragments of Riversong from these recent reviews published in the US, the UK and India:
Neil Shepard, who was featured in Delphi‘s Premiere issue, in Winter 2013, has a new book of poetry out, his sixth collection. Hominid Up (Salmon Poetry Press, 2015), released in the UK and available there at Amazon, can be ordered online in the US at Neil Shepard’s website currently and will be widely available past April.
“At the heart of this book is a darkly political vision of post-millennial America, exploring the tensions and flashpoints of class and race that lead us toward our days of reckoning. Whether examining the “ailments” on a city street, where the Haves helicopter above the Have-nots, or the coastal communities from South Carolina to Maine, where cruise-ship crowds mix uncomfortably with local fishermen, or the pastures of Vermont, where developers buy up hilltop acreage from cash-strapped farmers, Shepard immerses himself in this brazen new century and brings back “the bite and sting that bothers us all.”
Stay tuned here in Delphi for more about Hominid Up soon!