As I drank my morning coffee in preparation to shovel snow here in the Hudson Valley, it was a delicious treat to read Townsend Montilla’s short story “Señal.” This story was inspired by the experiences lived in the aftermath of Hurricane María, which struck Puerto Rico in September 2017. Poet Loretta Collins Klobah, professor of Caribbean literature and creative writing at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), writes about her former student:
Puerto Rican fiction writer and poet Townsend Montilla, a graduate of the Master’s program in English-Literature from UPR-RP and a current student in the MFA program at UC San Diego, has been published in Kweli magazine. Montilla’s post-Hurricane Maria short story, “Señal,” appeared in the magazine’s new issue. His work has also been published in Tonguas, Entre paréntesis, and the anthology Musgo Mundo: Muestra de nueva poesía puertorriqueña 1985-1994 (Editorial Parawa).
Read “Señal” here: http://www.kwelijournal.org/fiction/2019/11/29/senal-by-townsend-montilla?