Ryan Werner

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Always a busboy, never a bride.

NO COAST

Picture Click that big picture and you'll go to the new album I have out! It's called NO COAST, and it was written and recorded in two short bursts: one in July of 2016 and one in June of 2017. It's the audio companion to my first chapbook, MURMURATION (2012, Passenger Side Books). 

The first three tracks are from that first session, where I could only record so loud in my apartment, which I only bring Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2017 20:03
Average rating: 4.66 · 116 ratings · 43 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
Murmuration

4.57 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2013
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Shake Away These Constant Days

4.52 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Soft

4.88 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2015
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If There's Any Truth In a N...

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Maybe Don't Drown Everythin...

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Oh Lie, I Thought You Were ...

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Teen Pregnancy

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Syncopated by Brendan Burford
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A lot of great stories in here:

“How and Why To Bale Hay” by Nick Bertozzi
(Thrown a few hay bales for extra summer cash in my time, so this hit a sentimental vibe for me.)

“Boris Rose: Prisoner of Jazz” by Brendon Burford and Jim Campbell
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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
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This is the “2011 to 2020 Randy Orton” of short story collection. Lahiri had incredible timing, exceptionally refined instincts, and an abundance of raw ability. However, the work itself never seems motivated to rise above its own skill.

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Pistolwhip by Matt Kindt
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I love Matt Kindt, but I had a pretty tenuous grasp of what the fuck was going on here. Very winding, lots of changing perspectives, and a black and white art style that doesn't do the distinguishing of people and events any favors. Remember how seas ...more
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Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges
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I found this for $0.50 at the Goodwill in town and, like all the great books I find at Goodwill, I'm wondering how it got there. The artwork is charming without being too quirky: at one point during an argument with her mother, Georges depicts hersel ...more
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I found this for $0.50 at the Goodwill in town and, like all the great books I find at Goodwill, I'm wondering how it got there. The artwork is charming without being too quirky: at one point during an argument with her mother, Georges depicts hersel ...more
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Cat and Mouse by Günter Grass
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We get it, dude’s got a big Adam’s apple. (And schlong.) This went by quick — I read it in a single day — and was a great character study. The more I think of it, the more I connect some things: society valuing uniqueness without accommodating it, th ...more
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The Alligator Report by W.P. Kinsella
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This was fun enough. W.P. Kinsella is a playful writer, which works great when he stretches out in longer forms. Shoeless Joe and The Iowa Baseball Confederacy are two of my favorite novels, while Box Socials is a Garrison Keillor-style groanfest and ...more
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Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara
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A detailed reminder of how pointless and relentless it is to be nineteen. The feelings of “be a part of me forever” and “let me become a distant shadow” fight hard here with the main character, but as with any other look at an addictive subculture (R ...more
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We get it, dude’s got a big Adam’s apple. (And schlong.) This went by quick — I read it in a single day — and was a great character study. The more I think of it, the more I connect some things: society valuing uniqueness without accommodating it, th ...more
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The Dreamer by Will Eisner
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This was great, if not a little light as a narrative. I don’t give a shit, though, because Eisner’s art (those vertical lines!!!) is the real draw here. I wish my version had the annotations talking about who everyone actually was — not that it would ...more
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“After awhile, life becomes technical college. You can’t be anything you want to be. You can be, like, twenty things. That’s it.” - "Refund" from Shake Away These Constant Days”
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Ele Munjeli Ryan wrote: "It goes. More books than time, as always.

I noticed you're a big Murakami guy. I've been hearing a lot about him. Where would I start if I wanted to read some of him?"


I haven't read alot of Murakami, but I highly recommend his early works, 'Wild Sheep Chase' and 'Dance, Dance, Dance' (the sequel). More recently, people say good things about 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle' which will be the next I read..

Japanese in translation my favorite is Junichiro Tanazaki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun'...
One of my favorite authors of all time..




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Ryan Werner It goes. More books than time, as always.

I noticed you're a big Murakami guy. I've been hearing a lot about him. Where would I start if I wanted to read some of him?


Charles Garcia Hey man,
how goes it?


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