YEAR OF THE LIQUIDATOR
I dunno. You tell me. What dat?
Have now read 90% of all entries. I believe there are 10 finalists, a handful of additional considerations, and etc. Lots of really impressive, interesting, innovative work, it is going to be really hard I think to judge in finality. More info as this parses, but should have contest results by the end of the week. Check back.
Big ups to my man Matt Bell on Keyhole picking up his collection 'HOW THEY WERE FOUND' for release next year!!
Things are happening to people.
Seems like I can't concentrate more than 3-5 minutes without being interrupted in one of 50 different forms during the day. At night at least it is much more quiet but by then my brain is often gone.
New Robot Melon has lots of good new words, including another of my Brian Evenson 'Fugue State' reviews, this of 'Girls in Tents' which originally appeared in Conjunctions, and is so far the book's most calm, reflective, and yet somehow still ultimately tense sections.
Also has many friends and pleasures in enjoyment Iredell, Lovelace, Berghoef, Young, Smith, in good light. Thanks to Stephen Daniel Lewis for the make.
Dudes outside the window again. I am going to go lay in the street.