04 Nov '13, 8pm
"We come across as reasonably sane": @McGonigleOne reviewing our A2A now up at Beatrice. I agree!
(That had at least three in store for me. It also makes me want to start a Tumblr for insults too big to tweet.) Going to Patchogue , your previous book, demonstrates a mastery of invective—heroic invective—but for me this beats all the great examples in there. At the same time, though, I think the quote belies the dare-I-say mellower mood and cleaner line (propulsion) of the story, a sort of pub crawl to the end of night. All your books seem negotiations between memory and the act of remembering—as if tweezering one scab of commemorated time off another. The historical and political dimensions of the act of remembering are explored most starkly in your first book (the title is quite literal, in fact: The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov ), but it’s a strong current throughout. Compared to the new book, both Petkov and Patchogue seem closer in form to collage. Patchogue tracks a ...