On the night before his flight to Israel, the Interpreter of dreams and maladies watched the Ukrainian national anthem sung in Yiddish, and Katyusha in Chinese, on YouTube. His Facebook handle was “Interrrnationalist.” With three Rs. Two hours later, he had one of his usual nightmares. He ran through a brick-walled labyrinth. A flight attendant… [Read More]
Mark Budman was born in the former Soviet Union, and English is a second language for him. His writing appeared or is forthcoming in Five Points, Guernica/PEN, American Scholar, Huffington Post, World Literature Today, Mississippi Review, Virginia Quarterly, The London Magazine (UK), McSweeney's, Failbetter, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. He is the publisher of the flash fiction magazine Vestal Review. His novel My Life at First Try was published by Counterpoint Press.