A. Papatya Bucak
A. Papatya Bucak has published stories, poems, and essays in a variety of literary magazines, including The Iowa Review, Glimmer Train
, Prairie Schooner, Pank and The Fairy Tale Review. Her short story, “The History of Girls,” originally published in Witness, was selected for the 2013 PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories. She was the recipient of a 2005 Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the State of Florida, and has been a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook Farm. She was born in Istanbul, Turkey.
She used to, and sometimes still does, keep a blog, Reading for Writers ( http://readingforwriters.blogspot.com/ ), on technique in works of fiction. Now she keeps a blog for Bedford/St. Martin’s on Teaching Creative Writing (http://blogs.bedfordstmartins.com/litbits/author/cwadmin/).
She directs the MFA program.
Some of her work can be found online.
“Me, Then” (http://www.pindeldyboz.com/apbthen.htm)
“Self Portrait, With Birds” (http://www.pankmagazine.com/a-papatya-bucak/)
“With a Little Help From My Enemies” (http://chronicle.com/article/With-a-Little-Help-From-My/45039)