Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins

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Rumpus blogger P.E. Garcia has a chapbook out from Awst Press. The title of the chapbook, US vs. Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins, takes it’s inspiration from a court case concerning civil forfeiture in admiralty law.

Tatiana Ryckman writes that Garcia’s writing, “…is magical and tragic, full of a precise whimsy that cuts—cuts deep and cuts away and cuts free. He’s a sort of MacGyver of story, using tools none of us would have known to look for to make something new and fantastic.” At The Offing, Feliks Garcia writes of the chapbook: “Indeed, the stories in this collection are as unsettling as they are hilarious, as whimsical as they are raw, as unbelievable as they are real.”

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Lyz's writing has been published in the New York Times Motherlode, Jezebel, Aeon, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book on midwestern churches is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. She has her MFA from Lesley and skulks about on Twitter @lyzl. Lyz is a member of The Rumpus Advisory Board and a full-time staff writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. More from this author →