Thanks to THE RUMPUS for pointing their spotlight towards HIPHOP IS THE FUTURE.
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.