Bio: R. A. Allen's fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in The Literary Review, The Barcelona Review #64, the New York Quarterly, PANK, Boston Literary Magazine, Dark Sky Magazine, Verdad, Word Riot, Pear Noir, and others. Selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2010. Nominated by LITnIMAGE for Dzanc Books' Best of the Web 2010. He lives in Memphis. More at http://www.nyqpoets.net/poet/raallen
In the beginning was the reader...
Anthony Burgess, Anthony Lane, Gopnik, Franzen, Faulkner, Jack Pendarvis, Richard Price, George Saunders, Delillo, Conrad, Bob Shacochis, O'Connor, Shakespeare, B. Traven; etc
Thanks for reading Kumquat Soda. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know!
R.A., thanks re Pear Noir. I was/am stoked! And glad you liked the give and take re Anderbo. Ha, I've just about given up on them. A guy can only take so many 14 hour form rejection letters reminding him he's in the 99% group of no-no's.
Hi R.A., thanks for the kind words about Staccato. I'm psyched. It's for a slightly altered version of my Valentine's Day massacre story posted here last weekend.
R.A. Thanx for your kinds words on piece "Desire". Much appreciated!
I have seen almost all of Hartley's films, but I have yet to watch "Fay Grim" for some reason. I think, in my weird movie memory way, I'm afraid that the new twist in the Henry Fool story (concerning his "confessions) would mess with my thoughts on the original film. I'll check it out, though. Also, thanks for the kind words on my stories.
R.A., thanks for the read and the fave for 'War'. Much appreciated.
R.A., thanks so much for the comments to "Movie Night." Really glad I found this online to post, mainly for comments like yours. I have three Larry Brown books waiting for me at home. Fired up to stay up late tonight and dig into one of them. Take care, D
Thanks for the kind wall post. Looking fwd to reading Closed Curve and more of your work.