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Daniel Bailey is a drunken face to love

In Interviews on October 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Reading THE DRUNK SONNETS (published by Magic Helicopter Press) makes me want to sit on Daniel Bailey’s lap, take the whiskey bottle from his hand, put it down on the table, grab his face between my palms, squeeze his cheeks and mouth into a fish pout and stare at his irises for a really long time until I find out what’s behind them or he sheepishly tries to smile and shifts beneath me.

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Interview: Blake Butler

In Interviews on October 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Blake Butler was kind enough to do an interview with me at his home in Atlanta. The interview took place in mid-June, 2009.

Butler is the author of EVER (Calamari Press) and Scorch Atlas (Featherproof Books). He is the editor of the internet journal Lamination Colony, and he co-edits the print journal No Colony. He blogs here.

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Mike Young makes moonbats in your brain

In Interviews on September 8, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Mike Young is a boy with a persimmon-shaped heart who lives in California and likes words like cherimoya. He co-edits NOÖ Journal and Magic Helicopter Press and a full-length book of his poetry, We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, is forthcoming in 2010 from Publishing Genius.

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Interview: Ben Brooks and Shane Jones

In Interviews on June 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm

This conversation took place online, at the end of June 2009, between the writers Shane Jones and Ben Brooks – both of whom have forthcoming books to be published by NYC indie publishing house, Fugue State Press.

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Jimmy Chen is pensive in bed

In Interviews on May 2, 2009 at 9:30 am

Jimmy Chen is the swoonsome grey matter behind Typewriter – a ticklish new, modern magic (but not in a corny way) selection of little-in-size-not-content stories recently published by Magic Helicopter Press.

I cunningly convinced Jimmy to let me interview him, and I didn’t even have to show him my boobs. Score.

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Chris Killen interrupted the writing of his second novel to answer these very trivial questions: oh, the guilt

In Interviews on April 27, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Things I know about Chris Killen, then. He was born in 1981. He lives in Manchester. The Bird Room, which was published earlier this year, is his first novel. I know these facts because all the very short biographies of Chris Killen mention them.

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Sam Pink is a sweet sweet boy

In Interviews on March 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Sam Pink wrote a slayer of a book called I AM GOING TO CLONE MYSELF THEN KILL THE CLONE AND EAT IT from Paper Hero Press, whose editor gave me free UK shipping because he loves me. Or perhaps he was being a savvy businessman. No, no, I think he loves me. As does Sam Pink. I’m pretty sure that’s what they whispered in my ear repeatedly as we built a blanket-and-cushions fortress in my room last night. But enough about me.

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