What do Russian Roulette, Graham Greene, a Vietnam veteran in a motorized wheelchair flying a tattered American flag, and Death in Texas have in common? “Russian Roo.” AdvertisementsRead More Russian Roo
My fourth online docufiction from my newest collection, Death in Texas, contains a dialogue between an unnamed interviewer and Andrei Tarkovsky, director of The Sacrifice. It’s about the sacrifice artists and visionaries and shamans must make.Read More Whose Sacrifice?
Here’s the third installment from my newly-completed docufiction collection, Death in Texas. It’s called “Weep.” It answers the question: Why do men cry? Here’s a sample from the text: I know a soul who weeps over road kill but jeers at the death of a CEO. The globe is swaying, about to slip off its […]Read More Weep, I say
Here’s another text from my latest collection, Death in Texas (which is looking for a publisher, by the way). It’s called “Revolutionary Brain.” Here is an excerpt: The Red Army Faction cell block had been touted as the most secure prison block in the world; the press was filled with anecdotes of lawyers questioned and […]Read More Revolutionary Brain
Although I’m teaching several books (which I wrote about in an earlier post), I need to read for my own writing – and learning. Right now I’m reading Wilhelm Reich, several of the novels of Michel Houellebecq, Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy, and the Austrian writer Rober Musil’s Man Without Qualities. All at once, yes.Read More What I’m Reading Now
I completed a book of essays which I am tryng to place with a publisher. It is called “Death in Texas: Essays and Docufictions.” If you would like to read a docufiction which will be included, here’s one.Read More Death in Texas
This semester I’m teaching two courses. In my graduate-level Short-Short Fiction Writing class: Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, by Paul Reps Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories, by Harold Jaffe Book of Imaginary Beings, by Jorge Luis Borges Selected Cronicas, by Clarice Lispector In my Comp Lit class, Film and Fiction, the theme is Outlaw Women. Films: Niagra, […]Read More My Spring, 2012, Teaching Schedule