Issue 204, Spring 2013
Obviously, it’s a category I’ve been made aware of
from time to time.
It’s been pointed out that my characters eat a lot of lightly braised asparagus
and get FedEx packages almost daily.
Yet I dislike being thought of as a white writer.
Has it made it easier for me to publish?
Oh, probably so.
But I get tired of publishing in White-
When I find my books in the White Literature section of the bookstore,
how do I feel?
I thought I was writing about more than that.
Tax refunds, Spanish lessons, premature ejaculation;
I know some readers need to see their lives reflected on the page—
meat loaf and sitcoms; the fear of perishing.