I wrote a short story called “You Are the Stepson,” concerning a bicycle, a gun, a cancerous lump, and an ant. I’m proud to say that it’s featured this week as part of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading series. CHECK IT OUT.
In the spirit of marching literarily onward, let’s talk about Matt Dojny. Matt’s Book Boroughing event with John Wray (Lowboy) was one of the most entertaining events I’ve ever attended. Not only did Matt and John reminisce about hilarious shared experiences (like working together on a “blind vampire movie” in college), they also embarked on a karaoke rendition of “Don’t You Want Me Baby” — without the lyrics handy. Matt’s debut novel The Festival of Earthly Delights has been placed at the top of book lists and lauded throughout the land. I’m delighted to be able to share his tales of public readings — which include blackberry brandy drinkin’, cat-related accusations and Clifford-the-Big-Red-Dog-crashings — after the jump.