A writer named Peter Tieryas Liu wrote a very nice "book" review of my short story "Our Education" (published as an ebook by Electric Literature) in the New Orleans Review. Very exciting and flattering to read:
As part of the Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading Program, Our Education is a quick, thought-provoking read. The prose is neither cumbersome nor too sparse, perfectly matching the conversational tone of a teenager stuck in a teacher-less school. Those expecting a Twilight Zone episode twist ending need not apply. Those looking for a surprising lesson on the perpetual education we call existence should enroll right away.
After doing a lot of historical research, I wrote a anthropological poem for Hobart. It starts out:
When my friend is upset because someone posted
about them on the internet in a way they aren’t
sure is ironic, it makes me wish I wish I lived in
olden times. Shit was real back then.If you were stressed out it was because one of your
limbs had been gnawed off by forest beasts
or your crops had been blighted to dry twigs
by the pond god. You know what I mean, man?
For the past two years I've drawn literary monsters for Halloween, and this year we turned them into trading cards. You can buy them on etsy for the pretty cheap price of 5 bucks (plus shipping).
CURRENT LITERARY MONSTERS:
George R. R. Martian
Ben Oak Tree
Clarice the Spectre
more to come
up at The Collagist. It is called "One or Two Afternoons" and begins:
Click here to read the rest. I had another story, "Hike," in The Collagist in 2011.
The woman at the door wore coveralls and carried a long metal tube. Her mouth was large and closed.
"Bug lady," she said after a second. She shook her spray nozzle in front of my face.
- I was named an "essential literary Twitter feed" by Brooklyn Magazine. Gigantic, whose twitter feed I mostly run, was also named. Follow me and Gigantic and everyone else on that list, if you want.
- Our Gigantic Worlds sci-fi tumblr also got a shout-out on that list.
- My "Monsters of Modern Literature" drawings from last Halloween were resurrected by Flavorwire.com and Picador's Tumblr.
I guess that's it.