Why magic realism?

In a spectacularly positive review here, Mayday Books Blog described my novel Damnificados as “a great book, with flaws.”¬† In discussing the flaws towards the end of the review, the author asked the following questions: “Why do progressives write fantasies or science fiction or magic reality? Why the remove from the present? It is obvious…

BookRiot recommends Damnificados

Thank you, BookRiot, for putting Damnificados at No. 1 in 5 Small Press Books to Read in January. BookRiot is a wonderful website for anyone interested in books. I’ve always gone to it for the reviews, but it has a weekly podcast and it hosts events, too. It’s funny, irreverent, and very literate – everything…

J Journal

The latest edition of the awesome J Journal – New Writing on Justice – is out. The Fall 2015 edition contains my poem “Police Report on the Death of a Black Man.” I wrote this poem for Black History Month in 2015 and performed it with the Poet Laureate of¬†Silver City and Grant County, Elise…

Damnificados reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s Books Section ensured a great start to 2016 for me. The weekend edition of the paper, January 2-3, included a great review of Damnificados.                 A couple of excerpts from the review: “Mr. Wilson, whose influences run from sci-fi to Steinbeck, tells his underdog…