TNB Book Review: Gabino Iglesias’s Coyote Songs, reviewd by Kurt Baumeister

TNB Book Review: Gabino Iglesias’s Coyote Songs, reviewd by Kurt Baumeister By Kurt Baumeister November 13, 2018 Fiction Reviews America today is more polarized than it’s been at any point in my lifetime. Socially, politically, racially, economically, religiously…in many ways, this division is born of willful ignorance, the result of small minds glorying in hackneyed thoughts and …

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Under the Influence #7, Magic

UNDER THE INFLUENCE #7, MAGIC written by Kurt Baumeister December 12, 2018 Intro Wherein Jana Martin lauds the “Sunbelt-oddness-filled” and “hot blast evangelism” of Joy Williams, Paul Cohen tells how Saul Bellow’s words stalked him across a continent and turned him into a writer, Debra Di Blasi brings us the ambience of Guy de Maupassant, D. Harlan …

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Under the Influence #6, Negative Capability

UNDER THE INFLUENCE #6, NEGATIVE CAPABILITY written by Kurt Baumeister November 9, 2018 Intro Wherein Thaisa Frank discusses Laurence Sterne, Samuel Johnson, and the Throne of Bolivia; Bill Lessard muses on Charles Baudelaire, pin-up; Hank Cherry lauds the realism and self-promotion of Denis Johnson; Jennifer Spiegel declares her love for Elena Ferrante; Jessie Janeshek praises Djuna Barnes’s …

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Under the Influence #5, The Literary Psyche

UNDER THE INFLUENCE #5, THE LITERARY PSYCHE written by Kurt Baumeister October 12, 2018 ran initially at Entropy Magazine Intro Wherein Michael A. Ferro regales us with tales of reading anti-plotter David Foster Wallace. Chris Campanioni makes up words (a tactic I hold in high esteem) as he discusses everything from digestion to the nature of possibilities. …

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3 Poems: Mecca, Tsarist Pop Star, and God and Judy Garland

THREE POEMS BY KURT BAUMEISTER Publishing initially by Five:2:One on September 23, 2018  #thesideshow, Micro-poetry, September 2018  creative writing, literary, poems, poetry 25 SHARES ShareTweet   MECCA   She dances death magic in white linen dress, careless eyes, sad, blue fire, her speech the slow, easy prose of alleyways and lost marks slain, she thinks in poetry, dreams of songs, …

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PAX AMERICANA Review/Author Interview at RAIN TAXI

Published initially by Rain Taxi ROCK STARS, SECRET AGENTS, AND AMERICAN MYTHS: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN CONSTANCE SQUIRES AND KURT BAUMEISTER Pax Americana Kurt Baumeister Stalking Horse Press ($19.99) Live from Medicine Park Constance Squires Univ. of Oklahoma Press ($19.95) Live from Medicine Park is a pure distillation of the dream that is America, one with little …

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Under the Influence #4, Nabokov’s Hyperbole

written by Kurt Baumeister September 12, 2018 Published initially by Entropy Intro Wherein you will learn of David Leo Rice’s ten mental locks, Marcy Dermansky’s ability to see romance in the confluence of pierogis and roaches, how Stephen Dunn’s poetry makes Kenzie Allen feel at home anywhere in the world, Kevin Catalano’s thoughts on semicolons and Faulkner, …

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