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 #3, Rediscovery

written by Kurt Baumeister August 8, 2018 I’m changing the format here a bit. I’ll have some words on the month’s contributions at the end. For now, let us celebrate the contributors. Kerry Cohen was just on the Today Show a couple weeks ago. Yeah, that Today Show. Holy Hades! Bud Smith is a one-man literature factory. Every time I turn around, dude …

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Under the Influence #2, Son of Kid of Baby

UNDER THE INFLUENCE #2, SON OF KID OF BABY written by Kurt Baumeister July 10, 2018 (ran initially at Entropy Magazine) “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet;” – Juliet, Act II, Scene II of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare   In school, we’re taught we can …

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PAX AMERICANA Selected to Best of 2017 List (PANK Magazine)

Best Books of 2017 POSTED ON DECEMBER 21, 2017 The year is almost over and it’s time to revisit some of my favorite reads of the year. As with any list, this is not as extensive/inclusive/comprehensive as I’d like it to be, but having to do other things besides reading severely cuts into the amount of …

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PAX AMERICANA: Coverage on National Book Critics Circle Blog by Daisy Fried

Nov. 8 NBCC/Lit Mixer, plus new bios of Vladimir Lenin, James Wright, Alexander Calder and More by daisy fried | Nov-06-2017 NBCC and Lambda are hosting a literary mixer next Wednesday, November 8th at Folksbier in Brooklyn. Details are available here. John Domini interviews Jenny Erpebeck for Bookforum, and praises her novel Go, Went, Gone as “a fresh career benchmark.” In Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Domini reviews …

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Pax Americana Reviewed by Critic John Domini for Vol. 1 Brooklyn

Pop Culture Tropes and Chilling Satire: A Review of Kurt Baumeister’s “Pax Americana” By John Domini On September 18, 2017 · 0 Comments · In Book Review, Featured, Lit.   These are dark times for black comedy, especially if a humorist takes on American politics. A mere novel, it would seem, can never match the Real World. The problem clearly occurred to Kurt Baumeister, …

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The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 8

The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 8 By Kurt BaumeisterAugust 24, 2017 Books & Publishing   The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro   Powered by prose at once enchanting and colloquial, true, vividly-realized characters, and a literary voice that practically reverberates with authority, Fierro’s The Gypsy Moth Summer may not only be this year’s best second novel, but …

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