Jack Chang lives in a two-bedroom apartment overlooking jacaranda trees in Mexico City. He works as an editor at The Associated Press where he reads stories sent from all over Latin America. Sometimes, he receives pieces from Rio de Janeiro and remembers the three years he lived there. He sees the rock formations and ocean he once gazed at from his office window in Rio, and recalls the afternoon sun spilling over the city from behind Corcovado mountain. After work, he walks home past the sidewalk diners and fountains and then after dinner and some reading tries to go to bed early so he can work on his book before returning to work. Those early mornings, in fact, when the building is still quiet and the sun has yet to rise and he’s lost in his writing, they’re his favorite time of the day. He wishes every moment of every day was like that.
Students: Jack Chang Palm Desert MFA