I just uploaded a video from the Writers’ Workshop reading series Juvenilia, where I read my dramatic childhood masterpiece “Adrea’s Angel,” and an excerpt from “My First Day at Springhouse,” complete with a confused classmate comment. Speculative elements, formal conceits, and melodrama: not much has changed since then.
See the video here.
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Friend and all-around amazing writer/thinker/critic Tony Tulathimutte has an incredible essay up at The American Reader: “THE CURSES, THE FATES, THE RACES, THE FAKES, THE FACES, THE NAMES OF ‘THE GAME OF DEATH’; OR, THE GAME OF DEATH.”
Henry Finch’s poem “Key Largo” was the runner-up in the Missouri Review’s 2013 Audio Competition.(I’ll be sure to post the audio when it’s online; it’s really incredible.)
50 Authors Annotate Their First Editions (from The Guardian).
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I am pleased to announce that my story “California Statutes Concerning Defrauding an Innkeeper” will be appearing in the fall issue of AGNI.
Thank you to the editors at AGNI for picking it up! I’m really glad it’s found such a good home.
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Last night, I attended the reading of debut novelist Bennett Sims, whose novel A Questionable Shape is out from Two Dollar Radio this May. The book, a philosophical exploration of human consciousness and memory set in the weeks after a zombie epidemic, is harrowing, profound, and beautiful–you should absolutely pick up a copy.
Bennett is also doing several upcoming readings. Are you in St. Paul, MN, New York City, or San Francisco? See him! He’s an amazing reader, and his ability to answer during Q&As is unmatched by any living writer I’ve ever witnessed.
in conversation with Halimah Marcus of Electric Literature
Thursday, May 23
126 Franklin St.
Tuesday, June 18
261 Columbus Ave. @ Broadway
San Francisco, CA
BENNETT SIMS + ANNE MARIE WIRTH CAUCHON
SubText: a Bookstore
Wednesday, August 7
165 Western Ave. North
St. Paul, MN
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My piece “The Imaginary Republic of Molossia,” about my visit to the intrepid little micronation surrounded on all sides by the state of Nevada, is now up at VICE! Many thanks to the always-wonderful President Baugh for inviting me to his beautiful country, and being so willing to talk to me about it.
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My itty bitty story “The House at the End of the World” has placed third in the Shya Scanlon 7-Line Story Contest, judged by Amy Hempel, held by Opium Magazine.
You can read the story, and the other winners/finalists, here.
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