Good news! Salt Hill: 47 is now available! It features “Blues for Borinquén,” an experimental fiction of mine that foregrounds two Puerto Ricans in the middle of Hurricane María, the first in the storm’s eye, the other in its mediation and aftermath. The fiction is full of black holes—call them shrouds, caesuras, portals, thresholds.
I wrote this fiction in response to another journal’s call for fictions about “mutants” and “castaways,” so of course it features Puerto Ricans, we hybrids, fusions, and reified hyphens, we who are largely invisibilized in literature, not to mention culture as a whole, mainstream and otherwise.
Big thanks to editor Si Yon Kim and the rest of the Salt Hill team!