How delightful to be named Red Room's "Rising Star" of the week. It's particularly sweet as I just decided to make this blog my "official blog," after moving my official internet presence from the ol' blogspot (http://www.porochistakhakpour.blogspot.com/) to a real website (http://www.porochistakhakpour.com/).
I just moved to Lewisburg, PA to teach fiction as a Visiting Prof in Creative Writing for the year, so I am quite crazed at the moment, getting syllabi together and attending surprisingly enjoyable university functions. And, for the first time in my life, enjoying country life. I've been a strictly city girl all my life--Tehran, L.A., NYC, with shorter stints in Chicago and Baltimore--so rural life and a town of 5,000 people was a bit daunting to me. But I've never felt so happy. So once I get the semester in gear in a few days and get over my honeymoon with the boonies, I will indeed be updating here regularly.