"You can’t hold on to the past," Elif once told me. "You don’t know how. You don’t know what to keep, what to throw away. So you keep it all. And you can’t do that. No one can."...more
Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez is an unrepentant border crosser, ex-dj, writer, painter, and academic. An Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of New Mexico, he is currently a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Studies at Hacettepe University in Ankara. Author of the chapbook, Algún día te cuento las cosas que he visto (2012), and three collections of short stories, Luego el silencio (2014), One Day I’ll Tell You the Things I’ve Seen (2015), and En el Lost y Found (2016). His literary work has been published in anthologies and literary journals in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.