Great news! One of my fictions, “Suspension as a Unit of Experience; or, What She Remembered of the Vanishing Lines,” will appear in Conjunctions:60, In Absentia, alongside work by Matt Bell, Robert Walser, J. W. McCormack, Kim Chinquee, Gabriel Blackwell, Carole Maso, Can Xue, Robert Coover, Stephen O’Connor, Joanna Ruocco, Samuel R. Delany, Benjamin Hale, Ben Marcus, Elizabeth Hand, and many others.
Thanks, Bradford Morrow and everyone at Conjunctions!
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Check out my review of Bradford Morrow’s The Diviner’s Tale, an ensorcelling novel limning memory’s many mysteries. Here’s an excerpt of my review:
When you think of it, your past is like your shadow, and your shadow, whether it’s following you or running ahead, away from you, is, nevertheless, attached. Bradford Morrow’s The Diviner’s Tale is as much an exploration of the interstices between fantasy and reality—that space where those two zones collide, no, overlap: the place Morrow describes as the “realm for which there were no logical words”—as it is a flashlight on one flawed but resilient woman’s road to independence. Morrow charts the ways in which that woman’s shadowy past, whether dragging from behind or nagging before her, must be addressed, while realizing that though the addressing may not result in triumph over the past, it may lead to a kind of reconciliation with it. The Diviner’s Tale seems like a response to Robert Graves’s admonition in “Sick Love” to “Walk between dark and dark—a shining space / With the grave’s narrowness, though not its peace.”
Check out an audio recording of me reading an excerpt from “Some Varieties of Being and Other Non Sequiturs”, which appeared in Conjunctions:55, Urban Arias. Thanks, again, Brad, Brian, J.W., and Micaela, and everyone else at Conjunctions, not to mention to all the people who came out to hear our words.
The reading went really well. Thanks, again, to Bradford Morrow, Brian Evenson, Micaela Morrissette, and the rest of the Conjunctions crew. Thanks, too, to my fellow readers, as well as to my friends, old and new, who came out to hear me read some words.