Peace Corps Writers

November 2007

FOR THIS ISSUE of Peace Corp Writers I talked with Jason Sanford (Thailand 1994–96) who is the editor of the online literary magazine storySouth. We interviewed Jason about the magazine, his interest in promoting writings from the New South, and the talented writers that he has published.
     In A Writer Writes we have a piece by Jason Spears (Moldova 2003–04) who writes about “Moldovan Mothers.” For some reason, we don’t have many writers from Moldova. But this is great piece by Jason.
     There is a listing of 24 — count them! — Recently Published Books. What is surprising here is the range of these books, from non-fiction to first person accounts of life in the Peace Corps, to children’s books. The writing talents of RPCVs keep astonishing me.
     For books reviews, we go from Chris Matthews' (Swaziland 1968–70) book Life’s A Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success to The New York Postcard Sonnets by Philip Dacey (Nigeria 1963–65).
     Let Marian and me know what you are thinking about what you would like to see on this online literary magazine about Peace Corps writers.
     We hope you have a wonderful holiday season — and may peace break out all over the world in the coming year.

Carry on,

John Coyne