NICOLLE ELIZABETH is a writer and has been a bicycle mechanic, waitress, DJ, hardware store employee, baker, panelist on women’s rights in Afghanistan and Brooklyn Rail contributor for many years. She is the Poetry Editor at Word Riot, Inc., runs a bi-weekly column at The Believer’s tumblr, and writes for a whole bunch of places. Also, she once fell of a chairlift. This excerpt is from her novel in progress.
FEB 2013 | Books
Tarun Tejpal is a writer and journalist, titled one of the most powerful men in India by Time in 2009. His 26-year-long career in journalism spans from India Today to Outlook, some of the most respected, and serious publications in India.
NOV 2012 | Books
The Franklin Park Reading Series, headed by Ms. Penina Roth of the New York Times and many other outlets, is one of the places to be for sure. Roth agreed to e-mail with me about the reading series and to offer advice for those who are looking to start their own series.
DEC 12-JAN 13 | Music
There is beautiful, heartbreaking, fascinating work resounding in the basements of every punk house in the country, and it behooves us all to listen.
MAR 2011 | Books
Michael Stewart is currently the Rhode Island Council for the Arts Fellow in both Poetry and Fiction, as well as a lecturer at Brown. His list of independent press publications is extensive. His most recent work, The Hieroglyphics, a novella out from Mud Luscious Press is one of editor J.A. Tylers strongest publishing choices.
JUNE 2011 | Books
Blake Butlers highly anticipated novel, There Is No Year, has had a controversial start in the criticism world. Baffling to many, those unsure of how to perceive the work avoid discussing it altogether.
SEPT 2011 | Books
The small presses are coming out swinging this fall, respectfully.
DEC 11-JAN 12 | Books
Muumuu House, purveyor of relevant, artful, interesting literature, has published a book of poetry composed of blog posts by Megan Boyle. This work is terrifyingly open, daringly honest, and elegantly innovative in its sparse use of words.
JUNE 2010 | Books
Centering on the racial turmoil in Mississippi in the early 1960s, The Queen of Palmyra carries its reader from Millwood, Mississippi in early summer 1963that fateful summer of Medgar Evarss assassinationthrough the destruction and confusion of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
DEC 10-JAN 11 | Books
Susan Shapiro has written and published seven books in seven years. A professor, journalist, and author, she is credited with helping young authors to publish their own projects. Her most recent work, Overexposed, is a comic novel about careers, family, jealousy, and in its own way, (feminism and at times a lack thereof).
OCT 2009 | Books
From Dubai to Japan to Boston to Brooklyn to Romani Gypsy grandparents, the stories in Anatolia and Other Stories (Black Lawrence) are varied and, conceptually, architected on an intriguing premise. The first story, Dubai, reads like a Malamud folklore legend/Flannery OConnor hybrid.
MAR 2013 | Fiction
Jeanie is standing with one foot up like a bright pink flamingo and missing a shoe. I do not know what happened to it. Everything about her is pink. She oozes sex that pink flamingo, that apple orchard. Its hot August and its slow honey.
NOV 2012 | Books
Unapologetic, relentless, empathetic, hard-working, Holler Presents is headed up by fiction writer Scott McClanahan. And his camp touts some of the more quick-witted yet simultaneously tenderhearted small-press writers in the business.
FEB 2011 | Books
Wigleaf literary journal publisher Scott Garson has written a book of flash fiction, American Gymnopedies (Cow Heavy Books). In minute detail, Garson writes of windblown drizzle, bringing his unique gifts of perception to the page.
MAY 2011 | Books
Randall Brown is the director of the MFA in Writing program at Rosemont College. Hidden on an obscure campus over a century old we find innovation. The program is one of the few in the country to offer instruction on the version of the short story known as flash fiction.
JUL-AUG 2011 | Books
When I was an 18-year-old kid learning about contemporary fiction, I would go to the indie journal section at Trident Books in Boston, and I would purchase copies of Open City. To me, it was one of the coolest journals in the universe, and it changed my writing forever.
NOV 2011 | Books
In a no-frills manner, Rusty Barnes bestows upon us Mostly Redneck (Sunny Outside Press, 2011). Editor of Night Train Magazine, a historied journal respected as a propulsion board for flash fiction writers, Barness editorial taste is a leap from the flash pieces in his recent collection.
APR 2010 | Books
Painter, Installation Artist, Writer, Andrea Scrima has written a work of fiction. Dreamlike Marquezian sequences float and weave through the eyes of a woman in the wake of her fathers death, the shadow of her mothers passing.
NOV 2010 | Books
Poetic, insightful, and delightfully honest, Mike Young tells stories of mundane days with a vulnerable, esoteric filter reminiscent of Denis Johnsons Jesus Son.
JUL-AUG 2009 | Books
Percival Everetts I Am Not Sidney Poitier is a veritable whos on first labyrinth of identity, cultural criticism and familial torture.