I write stories, essays, poems, reviews and copy. I love a well-written story that wraps its hooks around my teeth and yanks. I also love pieces full of (or void of) language, riddled fragments, lean-cut words to choke on. Let's be here together.
Fuel: coffee, blobs, and smogless skies. I write to punish myself.
I'll give this a stab in no particular order: Peter Markus, George Saunders, Nicholson Baker, Roald Dahl, Samuel Beckett, Denis Johnson, Russell Hoban, Don DeLillo, Brian Evenson, Peter Brook, William Shakespeare, Hart Crane, Roy Kesey, Stephen Wright, Cormac McCarthy, E.E. Cummings, Andrew Borgstrom, Ariana Reines, Grace Krilanovich, Michael Kimball, Kenneth Patchen, Jenny Boully, Eugene Marten, E.M. Cioran, Lee Thayer, The Philokalia, Philip Sherrard, Dante, John Hawkes, Saint-Exupery, Robert Coover, Joe Abercrombie, Vanessa Place, Barry Malzberg, C.J. Box, Walker Percy, China Mieville, Brian Oliu, Michael Martone, Matt Bell, J.A. Tyler, Gordon Lish, Blake Butler, Jack Gilbert, Tor Kung, Borges, Italo Calvino, Joanna Ruocco, Stephen Graham Jones, Rudolph Wurlitzer, P.G. Wodehouse, Steve Erickson, Charles Willeford, Lia Purpura, James Sallis, Tanith Lee, J.D. Salinger, Tom Franklin, David Ohle, Jason Ockert, Scott Mclanahan, Samuel Ligon, Stanley Crawford, Ben Loory, Anne Carson, Mel Johnson, Zack Wentz, Sean Kilpatrick, Brandon Shimoda, Saint Ephraim the Syrian and unfolding and unwinding.
Thank you for your helpful and supportive comment on Becquerels. I will look for the book. Do you know the title?
Thank you. It's wonderful to be here.
Welcome to Fictionaut, Jamie!