Pretty Red Shoes: Poetry, Prose, Pedagogy, & Publishing asked me to contribute a micro-craft essay (500 words!) to their guest craft series. Read about my struggles with the concept of place and what I have learned about it here.
Leigh Camacho Rourks is a Cuban-American author who lives and works in Central Florida, where she is an Assistant Professor of English and Humanities at Beacon College. She is the recipient of the St. Lawrence Book Award, the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, and the Robert Watson Literary Review Prize, and her work has been shortlisted for several other awards. Her fiction, poems, and essays have appeared in a number of journals, including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, TriQuarterly, December Magazine, and Greensboro Review.