Upcoming Reading: Jen Michalski

Michalski cover JPGSan Francisco: Jen Michalski, whose prizewinning novel THE TIDE KING is just-published and already garnering killer reviews, will be in your city this Thursday as part of the  “Why There Are Words” reading at Studio 333 in Sausalito. More details here (and buy a copy of this crazy awesome novel here).

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“Under The Kitchen Floor” by Bruce Cohen

Cohen Front Cover - Placebo JunkiesThis poem, featured in ALIMENTUM, will be your new favorite. A tease: “The world would be better if there were no floors. We could simply walk on air, without gravity. A full glass of inky wine elbow-knocked from the counter would not fall but rise to the ceiling, out the chimney, towards the clouds, past Mars & other undiscovered stars. No need for stain remover.” Click here to read it all, and here to buy Bruce’s brand-new and addictive collection PLACEBO JUNKIES CONSPIRING WITH THE HALF-ASLEEP.

Ron Savage Reads “Dillon”

Savage Front CoverClick here to watch Ron Savage read a story, “Dillon,” from his stunning collection Loving You the Way I Do. (And after you’ve been convinced that Ron is a master storyteller, buy a copy of his book here. You’ll love each of his shorts just as much as this one.)

New Review of THE TIDE KING

Michalski cover JPGJen Michalski’s debut novel–and Big Moose prizewinner–The Tide King gets some love from The Baltimore Sun: “Michalski creates a tale that sweeps history by marrying icons of childhood nightmares such as witches, magic, and children struggling on their own to the icons of adult nightmares: war battles, socially sanctioned violence and murder, success and failure in love, success and failure in connecting meaningfully with others, and the mind-numbing, soul-sucking daily grind.” Read the entire review here, and buy your copy of this magnetic and beautiful book here.

Three Poems by Katie Rauk

Rauk CoverHobart features three new poems by Katie Rauk, whose “hallucinatory, mysterious and beautiful” chapbook Basil is one of our favorites. Check out her new work here, and buy a copy of Basil here.

Tonight: Adrian Van Young Reads in NOLA

Van Young Front CoverNew Orleans: The Bayou St. John outpost of the Maple Street Bookstore empire (3141 Ponce de Leon) will host Adrian Van Young, author of the prizewinning short story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, for a reading at 6pm tonight. More details here. Don’t miss it!

Speed Date with Sarah Suzor

Suzor_CoverThe Buoyant Group recently caught up with the lovely Sarah Suzor and asked her a few questions about storytelling: “A simple example: I see a sunset and I think of a song. I think of a song and I remember a lover. I remember a lover and recall the last thing they said to me. I recall the last thing they said to me and I trip on that damn crack in the sidewalk. I trip on that damn crack in the sidewalk and a red car passes by. There goes a whole other story. In a matter of minutes. I think we all operate that way; I just allow myself the time and space to throw all of it into words.” Read the rest here (and buy her prizewinning poetry collection The Principle Agent here.)