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Rob Stephenson

ROB STEPHENSON lives in Queens, NY. He has been creating texts, drawings, paintings, music, performance, video, films, and installations for over thirty-five years. He has a BA in Experimental and Interdisciplinary Art from San Francisco State University and an MFA in Electronic Media from The Center For Experimental Music at Mills College. He is the author of the novel Passes Through (FC2/University of Alabama Press).

An Excerpt From Passes Through

I was filled with regret today. Ghosts are everywhere. I feel more and more like a fool. It is such a sorrowful thing.

Chest Full Of Cantlets

Parzival talked to God every hour, the tone becoming less and less formal. Eventually, all prayers sound childish. He named an imaginary creature Baby Jesus to push around in a wheelbarrow half the day. He thought of this as a kind of worship as well as a little game.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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