Happy to be in such fine company: David Shields, Craig Dworkin, Alexandra Chasin, Amelia Gray, Kathleen Rooney, Laird Hunt, Michael Leong, Matt Bell, Bhanu Kapil, Alissa Nutting, Brian Evenson, Andrew Borgstrom, Kim Hyesoon, Antoine Volodine, Johannes Göransson, Kate Bernheimer, Jesse Ball, J. A. Tyler, Amber Sparks, Joyelle McSweeney, and many more.
Tag Archives: Spectral Confessions and Other Digressions
I just picked up a copy of the latest issue of American Book Review and was happy to see that Amber Sparks reviewed The Official Catalog of the Library of Potential Literature. Sparks said this about my piece in the collection:
The writers included in the pages of The Official Catalog of the Library of Potential Literature do a great deal with one simple constraint. Some contributors, like John Madera with his very funny “Spectral Confessions and Other Digressions” (in which Slimer from Ghostbusters‘s musings appear alongside a drink recipe from Bloody Mary and “a delightful essay on financial management by Jacob Marley”), or Matt Bell with his piece on expanding possibilities, embrace the blurb form as starting point for a really good riff.
“Spectral Confessions and Other Digressions,” my blurb for an imaginary book, has been published in The Official Catalog of the Library of Potential Literature (Cow Heavy Books), alongside work by Stephanie Barber, Ken Baumann, Matt Bell, Aimee Bender, Blake Butler, Teresa Carmody, Brian Alan Carr, Alexandra Chasin, Irene Ruiz Dascal, Susan Daitch, Jeremy M. Davies, Craig Dworkin, Brian Evenson, Camellia Freeman, Adam Golaski, Elizabeth Graver, Amelia Gray, Evelyn Hampton, Sean Higgins, Christopher Higgs, Lily Hoang, David Hollander, Gregory Howard, Laird Hunt, Greg Hunter, Shelley Jackson, Harold Jaffe, Jac Jemc, Shane Jones, Bhanu Kapil, Lee Klein, Evan Lavender-Smith, Todd Lerew, Samuel Ligon, Robert Lopez, Sean Lovelace, John Madera, Jess Malmed, Peter Markus, Michael Martone, Stephen Matanle, Ben Mirov, Warren Motte, David Ohle, Lance Olsen, Derek Pell, Tom Phillips, Vanessa Place, Brian Reed, Mallory Rice, Tom Roberge, Adam Robinson, Kevin Sampsell, Davis Schneiderman, Brittani Sonnenberg, Lynne Tillman, J. A. Tyler, Jane Unrue, Diane Williams, Tristram Q. Wing, Joseph Young, and Mike Young.