Is there a characteristically Gazan sentence? Could it be this one from Asmaa al-Ghul’s recent short story “You and I,” published in The Book of Gaza (Comma Press, 2014): “Drops of morning dew evaporate taking the pain with them, because … Continue reading "Gaza Fractures"
Richard Owens tells only one joke as such in No Class (Barque Press, 2012). Will you get it? Three cops walk into a bar: a dialectician an artist and a hedge fund manager. The artist says to the hedge fund … Continue reading "“But funny how”: Richard Owens’ No Class"
The following is an edited interview between writer and publisher Aaron Winslow and two writers whose books he has recently published on Skeleton Man Press, Kristen Gallagher and Ed Steck. You can read an excerpt from Kristen’s 85% True/Minor Ecologies … Continue reading "A Little Gross: A Conversation with Kristen Gallagher and Ed Steck"
Skeleton Man Press has allowed us to publish an excerpt from Kristen Gallagher’s new book 85% True/Minor Ecologies, which can be purchased here. Read Aaron Winslow’s accompanying interview with Gallagher and poet Ed Steck here. I use accuweather.com because I … Continue reading "Disaster-by-Numbers"
Skeleton Man Press has allowed us to publish an excerpt from Ed Steck’s new book The Necro-Luminescence of Pink Mist, which can be purchased here. Read Aaron Winslow’s accompanying interview with Steck and poet Kristen Gallagher here. What structures would … Continue reading "From The Necro-Luminescence of Pink Mist"
I’m just like realizing things I’m on mushrooms in chinatown house sitting with K // i’m 24 today and i’m mostly orange now / I moved to new york to find control but keep repeating the soft succession of flowery … Continue reading "The untraning of loving this shit"
As a young child, Frederick Douglass watches his “old master” Captain Anthony strip his Aunt Hester to her waist, tie her arms to a hook, and whip her until blood drips to the kitchen floor—all as punishment for speaking to … Continue reading "This Body Still Has Time: Jermaine Singleton’s Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual"
The following is an edited transcript of an e-mail interview between Iraqi fiction writer and essayist Ali Bader and Social Text Online editor Anna McCarthy. Bader’s story “The Corporal” appears in Iraq+100: Stories from a Century after the Invasion, a … Continue reading "In Conversation with Ali Bader"