From this Salon article on the wonderful, phenomenal, Edwidge Danticat:
Art, then, becomes a way of reclaiming what power will take, in the face of “both external and internal destruction.” She compares the work of immigrant artists to the ancient Egyptians, with their “pyramid and coffin texts, tomb paintings, and hieroglyphic makers,” and especially their tombs, which were arranged to try to make more bearable the life that follows this one. She writes: “We are still trying to create as dangerously as they, as though each piece of art were a stand-in for life, a soul, a future.”
There’s a new interview between me and paranormal romance author, Stephanie Chong. In fact, it’s the first of four interviews between us — this is part one.
Right now you can purchase A Dream of Stone and Shadow, a Dirk & Steele novella (with gargoyles falling in love with psychics, and crazy evil witches) for $.99 on Amazon. It’s a good time to check out the series if you haven’t already (and each story stands alone). Don’t forget there’s a prequel story to the series that’s also available for the same price.