Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Native American Studies. DROWN/SEVER/SIGN is a collection of short stories based on popular Colombian legend and folk tales, retold, recast and reimagined. The book opens with a brief creative nonfiction essay that explains the conceit of the project, to re-appropriate the monsters of folklore and legend, and take William Blake to heart when he wrote, "Invent your own mythology or be a slave to another man's." What follows is a parade of humanized monsters and monstrous humans. Men with axes and devils with chafed inner thighs. Weeping women dreaming of drowning gods and an eleven year old Cain flirting with girls and inventing murder.
Lina M. Ferreira C-V graduated from the University of Iowa with a Creative Nonfiction Writing MFA in 2012, and a Literary Translation MFA the following year. She was born in Bogota, Colombia, and is currently working as a visiting assistant professor of creative nonfiction at Ohio State University. Her work has been featured in a few journals, including The Bellingham Review, Arts & Letters, Brevity and the Chicago Review. She won the Iron Horse Review's Discovered Voices Award, 2009's Best of the Net Award, and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes for publications in Wag's Review and Anomalous Press.Author City: COLUMBUS, OH USA