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Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits
"I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit."

I feel similarly about the title of Robert Vaughan's newest chapbook. Once upon a
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
Bald New World
Review came out today at JMWW!
Jun 06, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
May We Shed These Human Bodies
Nov 30, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Younger Writers
30 Under 30…
is a conglomeration of what makes those under 30 unique to their particular moment in time. These stories use as their inspiration everyt
Jun 28, 2011
May 13, 2011
My Pet Serial Killer
"No matter how much or how little torture is shown in a movie, for the victim, it has to be never-ending. Real time freezes and torture time is the ne ...more
Jun 26, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
A Cute Tombstone
There are only two pieces, a short poem called “The Hat” and the main story. Before the poem is a beautiful black-and-white picture of a woman in a gi ...more
Jun 03, 2014
Dec 16, 2013
Fondly is a book that features two novellas, "In One Story, The Two Sisters" and "Gainesville." Including two novellas in one collection has become mo ...more
Feb 28, 2014
Nov 02, 2013
I regret that I didn't read this book sooner. Honestly, it's a chapbook that I got in March at AWP 2013, which was followed by a train ride lasting ov ...more
Jun 28, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Gag starts out with a simple idea: Peter, a native of Brooklyn, stopped eating 15 years ago. How does he fit into a society that often schedules its a ...more
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
The Kind of Friends Who Murder Each Other
I’ve never read Rhatigan before, but I can appreciate a man who gives it all away in the title. The Kind of Friends Who Murder Each Other starts with ...more
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 03, 2013
Above All Men
There will be an interview up at JMWW this fall. Check it out! I ask some very specific questions of Eric Shonkwiler.
Aug 25, 2014
May 27, 2014
At Times I Almost Dream
Review now available at JMWW:

Review to come at JMWW! :)
Feb 07, 2013
Feb 04, 2013
Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey
Now available at

Review forthcoming in Necessary Fiction!
Mar 02, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Cul De Sac
Review to come in the next JMWW!
Apr 18, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
The Chairs Are Where the People Go: How to Live, Work, and Play in the City
Check out my review at JMWW:
Jul 06, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
Review forthcoming at JMWW
Jul 16, 2012
May 29, 2012
Big Ray
Review forthcoming in JMWW!
Jun 27, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
People with Holes
Review to come in JMWW!
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men
The largest lesson I learned in creative writing workshops: consider what the author is trying to do. Don’t judge the writer’s desires, but the qualit ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Dec 06, 2012
Kill Marguerite and Other Stories
Megan Milks’s collection Kill Marguerite and Other Stories is both innovative and uncomfortable. The stories frequently use frameworks to shape the ou ...more
Apr 26, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
Nine Months
In Nine Months, a novel that begins at the end then takes us back to show how we got there, Paula Bomer puts her naughty nature as a writer up front. ...more
Aug 31, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
Review now available at Grab the Lapels!

Sneak peek: A whole book of essays about trees; how is that even possible? Angela Pelster makes it happen in h
Aug 29, 2014
Jun 05, 2014
I think my review is rather funny, if I do say so myself!
not set
Dec 18, 2012
Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard)
Review now up at The Next Best Book Club blog!

I do believe I am 100% sold on Michael Kimball, whether he writes fiction or non-fiction :)
Mar 26, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Beside Myself
Review now up at The Next Best Book Blog
Jan 21, 2014
Dec 17, 2013
Short Tails
Review to come!
Dec 18, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
The Flamer
Fun, surprising, and I don't think the blurb for it does the book justice in terms of content. Check out this review!
Jul 27, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Crocodile Smiles: Short Shrift Fictions
Review forthcoming at The Next Best Book Club blog.
Sep 11, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
Mother Ghost
Review now available at JMWW:

Review forthcoming at JMWW!
May 10, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
Surrounded By Water
Review forthcoming in Summer issue of JMWW
May 30, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
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