[Your] chosen Bermuda Triangle: the battered psyche of a man, the chosen amnesia of our society, and the resultant nausea of an era. ...more
Ethel Rohan discusses her new story collection, IN THE EVENT OF CONTACT.
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“[I]t was thrilling to try to push up against genre and density of language and see what strange hybrids emerged.”
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Militello chooses cadence over chronology to show how moments flow into each other and through us. ...more
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Peg Alford Pursell discusses her new story collection, A GIRL GOES INTO THE FOREST.
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Language became not words but a glance or the turn of a head. ...more
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Chaya Bhuvaneswar discusses her debut story collection, WHITE DANCING ELEPHANTS.
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Our experience has not been curated; we make of it what we want. ...more
Saturday 2/4: John Domini and Carole Firstman celebrate releases from Dzanc Books. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free. Cecilia Corrigan and Wendy Trevino join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/5: Chelsea Hodson, Gregory Zorko, Sarah Jean Grimm, Liz Bowen, Georgia Faust, and Amanda Dissinger read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.
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Heather Partington reviews Jen Grow’s new collection
My Life as a Mermaid. ...more
The 2011 Independent Book Awards (IPPYs) have been officially released and two Dzanc authors claimed gold and silver prizes for literary fiction. Hesh Kestin’s The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats tied for gold and Steven Gillis’ The Consequence of Skating tied for the silver medal. Congratulations Dzanc Books!