Gabrielle Civil discusses EXPERIMENTS IN JOY.
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Our next Letter in the Mail is from Janice Lee!
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Your picture pricked and bruised me. ...more
It’s hard to say when I first became aware of Bud Smith’s writing. I’m sure it was online; his work is fairly ubiquitous here—an essay here, a poem there, a short story someplace else. He’s got a few books under his belt to boot, the stellar F-250 and Calm Face, as well as the most […]
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Michael J. Seidlinger discusses returning to
House of Leaves for Ig Publishing’s “Bookmarked” series. ...more
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Tobias Carroll discusses his newest collection
Transitory, the influence of film on his writing, and getting good news at bad times. ...more
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The Publisher-in-Chief of Civil Coping Mechanisms and Book Reviews Editor for Electric Literature talks about his newest novel,
The Strangest. ...more
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Recently, Entropy began a joint venture with the press Civil Coping Mechanisms, and yesterday, the website launched, Their Days Are Numbered, a collaborative online novel that will be written by its collective community.