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Madeline Sonik

Madeline Sonik is a teacher, writer, and editor. Her work has been published extensively in journals, magazines, and anthologies. Her latest books include Stone Sightings (poetry), Arms (a novel), Drying the Bones (stories) and Belinda and the Dustbunnys (a children’s novel). The recipient of numerous awards, prizes, and fellowships for her writing, she currently teaches at the University of Victoria.

Afflictions & Departures: Essays

My father does not tell me that U.S. soldiers were ordered to slaughter South Korean refugees--that they machine gunned old women and small children because they might have been Northern spies. If my father knows about such things, he does not speak of them. It is decades before anyone publicly will.
02/13/2012 12:20 EST