A new story, “Letters from Her Piano Teacher,” is in the fall issue of South Carolina Review, along with fiction by Alyssa Northrop, Kevin Wilson, Kosiso Ugwueze, Amy Kiger-Williams, Stephen Hundley, Raymond Deej, Katherine Ann Davis, Anna Lowe Weber, and Christina Yang. Order/subscribe here.
“Friendship always saves people in my work. So long as you can say, ‘this is the end’ to someone, it is not the end.”
In an interview I conducted with Lars Iyer, we discuss his novels, his Nietzsche, the historical Nietzsche, nihilism, music, philosophy, non-philosophy, friendship, and more. Read it at HTMLGIANT.
Iyer’s novels are the Spurious trilogy, Wittgenstein Jr and Nietzsche and the Burbs. His books on Maurice Blanchot are Blanchot’s Communism: Art, Philosophy and the Political and Blanchot’s Vigilance: Literature, Phenomenology, and the Ethical. His blog is Spurious.
“Someone just now has touched me! A human hand
has touched me! — I am ill and I need to lie down.”
I pulled some notes from Evan S. Connell’s Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel and posted them at HTMLGIANT.
“Sleep Study,” an essay about my family’s sleep troubles, recently appeared in The Sun. Read it online here.
“Thirsty,” a story about a character whose long-term memory may or may not be impaired by the present intensity of her thirstiness, was recently published by Sublunary Editions (available for purchase here).
“The Parting Sea,” a story about a character who may or may not have kicked a pigeon while walking through a park in Paris, recently appeared in We’ll Never Have Paris, ed. Andrew Gallix, Repeater Books (available for purchase here).
“The Volta,” an essay about sitting on the bleachers at my daughter’s swim practice while debating with another parent about whether or not I should use the Kayak app on my iPhone to buy a plane ticket, appears in issue 54.1 of Denver Quarterly (subscribe!).
“Event Horizon,” “Unfit” and “Dreadful” are at New York Tyrant.