Tag Archive: fantasy

American Odd: The Cremaster Cycle by Matthew Barney

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This week for American Odd I write about The Cremaster Cycle by Matthew Barney.

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The R. Douglas Jacobs Interview

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I interview the poet R. Douglas Jacobs, author of Gethsemane: a Poem About Us. We discussed the creativity, sacrifice, and the epic.

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The NSFW Files reviewed by Roxy Katt

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he erotica writer Roxy Katt reviews my essay collection, The NSFW Files.

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Gethsemane: An Epic Poem About Us, by R. Douglas Jacobs

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A review of an epic poem on religious themes … and it isn’t what you think.

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An Introduction to American Odd

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What do Henry Darger, the Prophet Joseph Smith’s mother, J.R. “Bob” Dobbs, and Gilbert Sorrentino have in common? They are subjects of my new essay series, American Odd.

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The Driftless Area Review is moving to Milwaukee!

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The Driftless Area Review is moving to Milwaukee!

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CCLaP Fridays: NSFW Files … the Book! Coming out next Monday (1/19/15)

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The NSFW Files includes essays on erotica written by a Nobel laureate, an outsider artist, a surrealist, and a French prisoner, among many more. Most important, the essay collection offers an answer to the question, “What dirty book should I read next?”

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CCLaP Fridays: Vixens, Vamps & Vipers, by Mike Madrid

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This week I review Vixens, Vamps & Vipers, by Mike Madrid, about the lost villainesses of Golden Age comics.

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Apocryphal by Lisa Marie Basile @ thethepoetryblog

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Lisa Marie Basile’s “Apocryphal” exists in that Nabokovian twilight between childhood and adulthood. Between these realms one confronts monsters and the monolithic oppression of tradition. This is “Alice in Wonderland” re-imagined as a harrowing nightmare journey, a poodle-skirted damsel thrown into the jaws of a slavering beast, who may be the speaker’s father. What remains are fragments, memories, and fantasies strewn about or reconfigured.

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CCLaP Fridays: Nebula Awards Showcase 2014, edited by Kij Johnson

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My review of this year’s winners and runners-up for the 2014 Nebula Awards, in an anthology edited by Kij Johnson.

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