Monday, June 1, 2015

Story Book, a novella by Douglas Piccinnini

In this book a series of delicately rendered stories begin—and, then, continually begin. If one imagines the strange happiness of first glancing at a watercolor image depicting the transformation of a person into an animal or monster, plant or object, that initial pleasurable confusion at what it is we see Story Book returns us again and again to this region of (uneasy) excitement and exciting unease. —Lucy Ives
Story Book invites you into the opening pages of more than a dozen tales as violent and haunting as anything in Grimms. Again and again, and with a queasy intimacy, Piccinnini puts his readers directly in touch with the way of all flesh, the tendency of bodies to sour, rot, rip, stiffen, and decay. In doing so, he creates a lyricism of unrest and violence unlike anything in American fiction. —Chris Hosea


Friday, March 13, 2015

After a long winter, I am glad that the spring will bring a few new projects into the world. The Cultural Society will be publishing my first novella, Story Book, in the coming months and, Omnidawn has just moved my first book of poems, Blood Oboe, into production. Cal Bedient has written a really wonderful introduction to Blood Oboe. I can't wait for both of these books to be in the world.

Some new writing has been popping up in Lana Turner, Aufgabe, So & So, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Boog City and The Volta.

More soon.

xo,
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