New School MFA alum Loren Moreno's award winning chapbook, Aaron & Keoni, is now available to order from Gertrude Press. Congratulations to Loren!
In Aaron & Keoni, Loren Moreno takes us into the evolving, modern relationship between two young men. With quiet confidence and understated beauty, Moreno’s linked stories unfold to show us their love in these different moments, including how they survive the loss of a child they were going to adopt: ‘He wanted to make the perfect hat for our child … It was now December and still Keoni hadn’t stopped knitting. We could fill a trunk, or two, with all his hats.’ Aaron & Keoni is an honest, subtle, powerful collection. — Tammy Stoner
Loren Moreno is a journalist and writer from Honolulu, Hawaii currently living in Brooklyn, New York. For five years he was a daily newspaper reporter covering education for The Honolulu Advertiser, Hawai’i's largest daily newspaper. Currently he is an associate editor at a magazine publishing group in NYC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Hawai’i Pacific University and recently earned his MFA in Creative Writing at The New School. His creative work has been published or is forthcoming in Eclectic Flash, Ignavia Press, Glossolalia, Gertrude, and Battered Suitcase. His flash fiction chapbook At This Late Hour was awarded runner-up in the 2010 Stonewall Chapbook Contest run by Brickhouse Books. Another chapbook, Lives Worth Saving, earned third place in the 2011 Gertrude Chapbook Contest run by Gertrude Press. He is currently working on a young adult novel. You can follow him on Twitter @Loren_Arthur