Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

I reviewed Jesse Ball's latest (fascinatingly intricate) novel at Bookslut. [[[check it]]]

Friday, October 11, 2013

review | interview

I deleted most of the images on this site, and I'm going to say it was on purpose. I added back the ones on the front page.

Over the summer I interviewed Lindsay Hunter about her awesome book Don't Kiss Me. The interview was a lot of fun, and just went live at the Tin House Blog.

I reviewed Percival Everett by Virgil Russell by Percival Everett for Paste Magazine. You can also see an excerpt from my review at Graywolf Press's site.

I wish there was only one website to visit/concentrate on. Blogs are sporadically updated, facebook is a phone book, twitter is a pleasure-chore hybrid/food pellet dispenser, tumblr is just a bunch of images, Amazon is Pizza Hut.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

denver quarterly VOL. 47 NO. 3

Currently trying and failing to think of alternatives to words "thrilled, delighted, stoked, amped, psyched, pumped, ecstatic, [extremely pleased], [modifier] happy" for publication news. All of these apply to receiving contributor copies of the newest issue of Denver Quarterly. I took one picture (blue and oddly lit) and I won't take another.

Some of the amazing writers in this issue include Anne Carson & Robert Currie (a collaboration list/visual combination), Lance Olsen, Mary Jo Bang, and many others. Full contributor list is below.

CONTRIBUTORS: Mary Jo Bang, Jennifer Bartlett, David Carillo, Anne Carson & Robert Currie, Heather Christle (interview with Evie Shockley), Jennifer K. Dick & Amanda Deutch, Sharon Dolin, Marcella Durand, Casey Fagan, Farrah Field (review of Megan Kaminski's new book), Benjamin Landry, Justin Marks, Margaret Monaghan, Erik Noonan (review of Kerri Webster's new book, Lance Olsen, Daniel Poppick, Frances Justine Post, Thibault Raoult, Ashley Danielle Ryle, Toma~ `alamun, Elisabeth Sheffield, Peter Jay Shippy, Abraham Smith, Sampson Starkweather, Brooks Sterritt, Gary Young, Yang Zi (translated by Fiona Sze-Lorrain), Magdalena Zurawski, Yanara Friedland, Unica Zürn (translated by Yanara Friedland), with cover art by Ben Prince.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

interview with YACHT RACER Ben Marcus

I admire the hell out of Ben Marcus--for his abilities as a writer and competitive yacht racer. Seriously, ask him about it.

So of course it was a huge privilege to interview Ben over at HTMLGIANT, using some of the questions he sent to David Markson for an unfinished interview in 2000. Go read it.

The interesting thing about the process was that once I had selected which of Ben's original questions to redirect his way, and edited them slightly to be applicable to him, I felt this immense pressure as to how he might respond to "my" questions. As in, once his text was removed from its original context and altered somewhat, I began to read the questions as my own. Not that surprising, I suppose. Also, can't wait for his collection in January, called Leaving the Sea.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


behind on blogging / liking pomengranate 5-hour E

i think i learned a great deal by not blogging recently

maybe i'll start a tumblr

have been writing

here's a piece up at Everyday Genius called A Face is Made of Fourteen Bones

(s/o to legit awesome people Penina Roth and Adam Robinson!)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

3 quotes (moved)

"To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend."

"I prefer the inane, sometimes. The ane is often inutile to the artist."

Interviewer: "What do you think of space?"
De Kooning: "Fuck space!"