This was a reconnaissance mission. My intention was to save her, not alienate her. ...more
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For years, decades even, my father tried to escape meth’s hold. ...more
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When I imagine his days, the loneliness of it all makes my chest tighten. ...more
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Chris Dennis discusses his debut story collection, HERE IS WHAT YOU DO.
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As it turned out, though, it was he who would surprise me that evening. ...more
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Joe Meno and Margaret Wappler dive deep into his new book,
Marvel and a Wonder, talking about race, masculinity, and rural America. ...more
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Just like that, I knew I’d been bamboozled. Stenson could write. The rest of the story sailed past and I found hardly a single occasion to complain, which is, for Super Hot Profs, a legitimate cause for despair. ...more
“If I ever caught you spun, we’d be over. Only one of us gets to be fucked up at a time.”
“I like to go where the life is. I’m pro-life, in the sense that chaos seems like life to me and order seems like death. I’m of the people in the bar and the people in my stories. They are my tribe.” – The Rumpus interviews the National Book Award finalist.