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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Entropy Magazine’s “Under the Influence”: Call for Submissions

LITERATURE UNDER THE INFLUENCE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS written by Kurt Baumeister April 13, 2018 Announcing a new feature for Entropy called Under the Influence. If you want to contribute, pick a writer who has influenced your writing and write 100 words on that author, mentioning at least one significant, illustrative work. It’s that simple. To keep this as relevant as …

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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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TNB Book Review: The Sarah Book, by Scott McClanahan

TNB Book Review: The Sarah Book, by Scott McClanahan By Kurt BaumeisterJuly 03, 2017 Fiction Reviews “Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain momma Take me home, country roads” -John Denver, “Take Me Home, Country Roads”   If I were partial to the Denver School of Criticism, I might spend hours coming …

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TNB Book Review: Joseph by Dena Rash Guzman

TNB Book Review: Joseph, by Dena Rash Guzman By Kurt BaumeisterJune 30, 2017 Poetry Reviews   “I Dug the Hole Already, joseph”   My beauty a shovel. A spoon of aconite and arsenic. In your mouth refusing food. To beg instead a stylish garter drama. Prussic acid gimlet. Open veins bleed hell. I’ll ring your bell, son. …

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Kurt Baumeister: The TNB Self-Interview

https://thenervousbreakdown.com/tnbfiction/2017/06/kurt-baumeister-the-tnb-self-interview/ By Kurt Baumeister for TNB FictionJune 02, 2017 Fiction Self-Interviews Kurt Baumeister (KGB) vs. Kurt Baumeister’s Doppelganger (2.0)   Kurt Baumeister’s debut novel, a satirical spy thriller entitled Pax Americana (Stalking Horse Press), was released into the wild on March 15. Baumeister took a brief break from his whirlwind world tour to sit down with his …

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