Thursday, October 22, 2009

Goodreads Has Been A While

New people reading or to-reading Easter Rabbit from Goodreads:

Heather Christle is the author of The Difficult Farm, a collection of poems published by Octopus Books. I'm waiting for it in the mail. Heather is either In The Library With The Wrench or you are. She's got poems in GlitterPony and 1 of them has 10 parts. A broadside of "Barnstormer" is at Nor By Press.

Blake Butler. Books like Scorch Atlas, from Featherproof, and Ever, from Calamari. "Blake Butler is a daring invigorator of the literary sentence, and the room-ridden narrator of his debut novella, EVER, nerves her way into a hallucinative ruckus of rousing originality." —Gary Lutz. And HTML Giant.

William Walsh, Attleboro, is going to-read Easter Rabbit. He wrote Questionstruck: A Collection of Question-based Texts Derived from the Books of Calvin Trillin and Without Wax: A Documentary Novel, both with colons. Rain Taxi and Blake Butler (see above) wrote about Without Waxxx: "Without Wax is full of the electric, the taboo, the sad bizarre. There's no doubt Walsh knows what he's doing."

Jamie Gaughran-Perez is Baltimore, my friend, definitely Very Most Good. He just wrote something at the really interesting Wunderkammer with pictures of kids, and Jamie knows kids. He's one of the people at Narrow House and Sweatpants.

Last, no least, is Ken Baumann. Blench: A Music
will be at New York Tyrant and Internal Dialog is already at Lamination Colony. He's editing No Posit and co-editing No Colony, yes. He's even got an IMDb page, hugging this girl.

Fictionaut Interview

Meg Pokrass interviewed me over at Fictionaut yesterday, which see it here. Meg lives in San Francisco with rats, and can be read about at Michael Kimball Writes Your Life on a Postcard. She's got one thing at Annalemma and some at Canopic Jar and Thieves Jargon. J├╝rgen Fauth is behind Fictionaut.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Not Strictly Easter Rabbit (but probably close enough)

First, the editors over at Grey Sparrow Journal have nominated my 5 Micros for a Pushcart. Thanks, editors! Take a look at a couple flash fictions by Stefanie Freele from the Grey Sparrow archives, here.

Second, Ravi Mangla was good enough to ask me to participate in his Recommended Reading series. Beside keeping RR, Ravi writes at such places as Storyglossia and SmokeLong.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Interview by David Erlewine (with weird Luke Wilson interjections)

At his blog of all things fiction, Whizby Fiction, David asks me such well-researched and interesting questions about Easter Rabbit. Check it. There you can also see his Goodreads review.

David, he's a lawyer and a tireless writer and instigator of interesting writing things. e.g., he's now flash fiction editor of JMWW, from which I have no doubt interesting things will come. Another, he's at the front edge of Twiction, as shown by this piece on MSNBC. There are too many of his stories out there in the world to even imagine. Here's just a few: @ Pindeldyboz, @ Monkeybicycle, @ Hobart, @ elimae.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Oh, Blogs! & et Cetera

For today's roundup, we first present John Dermot Woods, working over there at, you guessed it, John Dermot Woods dot com. He says fine things about the Easter Rabbit book trailer, "This is the simplest piece of beauty I’ve looked upon in a while." John has a great novel out called The Complete Collection of people, places & things, by BLAZEVOX. I heard him read from it, and it's funny and sincere, and it's got lovely drawings also by John. See La Petite Zine and also Lamination Colony.

Next, The Idiom by Christopher Newgent. Over there he says he's going to take Publishing Genius and me up on our challenge: read Easter Rabbit in one sitting, get your money back. Christopher might even liveblog his attempt. He's got nice stuff in nice places, such as, "At the Fire Scene" and They Are My City. He was in Top 50 for wigleaf.

Ok, on to Goodreads...

Sasha Fletcher has said he'll read it. I know he was an Everyday Genius, a la fovea, and will be a Mudlucious. We walked to get beer once.

Amy lives in Alexandria, VA. She likes Ray Bradbury and Aimie Bender, among others.

Matthew Simons is the Man Who Couldn't Blog, and another good to-reader of Easter Rabbit. He is also a t-shirt, and he is his very moving book, A Jello Horse, by Publishing Genius. Check out the review at The Believer. He is influenced by "peaches." Read something good on 5_Trope.

Jason DeBoer is in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work has appeared in nice printy places like The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, and Rosebud, and electron places like Mississippi Review and Failbetter. His novel Stupor, if like his other nice work, is good and should be found a home.

Ah, Rusty Barnes. You and I don't have to even look to know he edits for the fantastic Night Train. Still, we can know that he is the author of Breaking It Down, a collection of flash fiction from Sunnyoutside. Also, good things to look forward to, 3 poems at Dead Mule and a story at A Trunk of Delirium.

Rauan Klassnik, all the way from South Africa, "collects and loves." He has prose poems in a book called Holy Land, from Black Ocean. Gary Young, who I think is probably the same one who used to live in Baltimore, says about Holy Land, "His poems—dreamlike fables that conflate the domestic and quotidian with the dangerous and the perverse—are bathed in tears and blood." Something else is Ringing, which is a free chapbook and illustrated in a really nice way.

Well, Shane Jones. He's got a book, Light Boxes, blowing up. Hipster Book Club says "Gorgeously surreal and touching," and they're not the only ones. Originally from Publishing Genius, it's due out in a second from Penguin Books. Also, in case you don't know, Spike Jonze has said he'll make a movie of the book, bringing in the pretty awesome Ray Tintori to direct. Year of the Liquidator is the new press from Shane and Blake Butler--great. Wow, I also didn't know til now that he blogged Easter Rabbit. Thanks!

Finally, John Dermot Woods, like up above, also put Easter Rabbit on his to-read list. Here's one more for Woods: His comic chapbook, The Remains, is forthcoming from Doublecross Press.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Miscellany Here and There

UPDATE: I discovered after making this post that David Peak, over at Ghost Factory, posted the book trailer for Easter Rabbit, which I think is nice of him. Ghost Factory is also a magazine that David edits and looks really neat. The Rocket's Red Glare is a sci-fi book that David has out by Leucrota Press. Why not read this poem at Kill Author?

So first of all, Cami Park, over at the elegant Mungo, has kind cross-holiday remarks about Easter Rabbit in her post, Easter At Christmas. For one thing, Cami is a bigtime contributor to a cool idea called For Every Year, like this, so please look at that. Then, how about something from Pank?

Next, Josh Kleinberg, working from Missoula, Montana, said a really heart-warming thing about indie publishing on his blog of a very interesting name, ...///.///../.././/./////...///. I mean, if I can just thank someone for being nice enough to buy Easter Rabbit and it makes people that glad about indie publishing, then I'll thank them! Check out Josh's work at Dogzplot and Tulip.

Close Calls with Nonsense is a poetry blog by Harvard prof Stephen Burt. He makes some odd, interesting, and kind comments on the book trailer for Easter Rabbit, as well as on 800 numbers. He has a book the same name as his blog, Close Calls With Nonsense: Reading New Poetry from Graywolf Press.

Thirdly, new people at Goodreads putting Easter Rabbit on their read lists:

Justin Sirois is doing his blog Secondary Sound, which is also one of his books, by BlazeVOX. Another of his books is the no-vowel MLKNG SCKLS, which Brian Evenson says, "A tight, spare and quietly tense gem of a book.” Look at the review at Bookslut.

Mike Young, we talked about him. He edits NOO Journal. He has a chapbook that's only a dollar, MC Oroville's Answering Machine, which is a crazy bargain. Mike Young is really good.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


A few new Goodfolks have said they will Goodread my Goodrabbit, as follows:

Kathy Fish lives in Colorado. Her work is published or is forthcoming in Quick Fiction, FRiGG, Night Train, Spork, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, New South, Storyglossia, Smokelong Quarterly, RE:AL, [sic] literary journal, Cranky, elimae, Per Contra, Sleepingfish and elsewhere. You can also read a review of her book, A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness, which she co-chapped with three other writers, at Quick Fiction.

Greg Gerke lives in Buffalo. His work has or will appear in Gargoyle, Rosebud, Fourteen Hills, Night Train, Flash Forward Press 2009 Anthology and others. There’s Something Wrong With Sven, a book of short fiction, is out from Blaze Vox Books.

Tracey, who lives in the UK, is interested in "cooking, dogs, computer, reading." She has a cute dog and two teenagers, who are likely cute too.

Sarah Harste has a love affair with letters. So also, she's a college student "who is quickly becoming addicted to the online world of journals and blogs." This, by her excellent blog, is very true.

Finally, we've seen him before, Jason Jordon and His Blog have a good thing to say about Easter Rabbit and also the preorder of Put Your Head in My Lap (Future Tense Books), stories by the major time talent Claudia Smith.