"When the package arrived on Monday morning by overnight FedEx, a disturbance ensued. Mr. Rodrigo made an agitated phone call in his glassed-in sanctum, looking in turns horrified, elated, and apprehensive."
—from "Mr. Rodrigo's Identification Company", Spring 2018 (Vol. 59, Issue 1)
Tell us about one of the first pieces you wrote.
I have a vague recollection of a poem I wrote, back in Sri Lanka, when I was about ten. It must have been inspired by Robert Frost’s "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". I don’t recall having Frost’s poems at home, so maybe I discovered them in a book in the Colombo library or at...