Sean Kilpatrick on Inspiration


Nicholas Rys interviews Sean Kilpatrick, author of Sucker June, on the creation of his characters, comparisons of the book to Nabokov’s Lolita, and how film inspires the writer:

I came first to film like a neighing kinsman. Anyone could snicker at my picks in the holiest of fresh fields, our Man Bites Dog cinema. We throw such company behind the flicker and produce art despite what it is, that’s the highest breach against who we really are humans might wing. It’s pure loud experience assembled by people eating craft services. On rare occasions, it’s okay that we’re not enough. I do what I’ll call filmic hamstrings for beloved Hobart. They are, to my knowledge, one of the very few journals willing to support a poet-y movie reviewer.

Olivia Wetzel is a student taking time off to live and work in San Francisco. If she could be any animal, she’d be a penguin. She’s never eaten pepperoni before, and one of her feet is a whole size bigger than the other. More from this author →