Nicholas Rombes

Location Ann Arbor / Detroit
Occupation writer / professor

Books by Nicholas Rombes
  • by Nicholas Rombes
    Continuum Pub Group, 2009.

  • by Nicholas Rombes
    Wallflower Press, 2009.

  • by Arthur Kroker, Marilouise Kroker
    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2008.
  • About Me

    Author of Ramones (from Continuum's 33 1/3 series) and A Cultural Dictionary of Punk, 1974-1982. Stories and essays in n+1, Exquisite Corpse, Oxford American, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Columnist (10/40/70) for The Rumpus. Passion for teaching, at the University of Detroit Mercy, on Livernois and Six Mile.

    "Valley Rugstore," first published here, was selected to be one of the Significant Objects stories, auctioned off with the object itself: a small music box disguised as a wrapped gift. The winning bid was over $140.00, all proceeds going to McSweeney's 826 National.

    Why do you write?

    I love the risks of writing, the dark corners that lay potentially behind each word. When it's working at full throttle, writing can introduce disorder into order. There is also a thrill and terror at connecting with readers, who may very well be complete strangers until they read my words. Once they do that, we are linked in some mysterious way.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    The writers I love are always changing, but in the rotation is Olena Kalytiak Davis, Brian Evenson, George Lippard, bell hooks, George W.S. Trow, Tom McCarthy, Donna Haraway, Charles Brockden Brown, Kelly Link, Elizabeth Hand, Dudley Randall.

    Nicholas Rombes's Wall

    Lori Lou Freshwater – May 11, 2010

    Nicholas, I really appreciate your thoughts on "Waiting for a Terrorist," and I apologize for the delayed thank you.

    Michelle Elvy – May 01, 2010

    Thanks for your comment on Love, Story! Nice to meet you here. By the way, with your knowledge of all things punk, are you a Fugazi fan? Looking forward to reading some of your stuff, Nicholas!

    Amy Marie Thomas – Apr 30, 2010

    Thank you. ve never been so happy to be writing something before, so this must be a good sign, yeah?) I love the new Nightmare Trails pamphlet! The pagination is great.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 29, 2010

    Thank you for the kind words on Blue Grass. Much appreciated.

    Cheryl Gilbert – Feb 21, 2010

    Thanks for the welcome.

    Gary Percesepe – Jan 09, 2010

    good to see trow up there--jeez, i love his stuff

    Jon Davies – Jan 05, 2010

    Thanks for the comment on "Cripple." Nice to see one of the 33 1/3 authors on here.

    Alyssa C. Martino – Dec 21, 2009

    Thanks for the kind welcome!

    Darryl Price – Dec 13, 2009

    Any Ramones fan is a friend of mine. Welcome aboard.

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