THE ARENA OF LOVE, a short story

Sunday Stories: “The Arena of Love” By Sunday Stories On June 10, 2018 · 0 Comments · In Sunday Stories The Arena of Love by Kurt Baumeister 1 The Little, Blue Gumshoe Reginald Van Meter wasn’t blue, but he looked it. And not euphemistically, in some down-in-the-mouth, bummed-out-pumpkin sense. Reg didn’t look blue because his wife, kids, and beloved dog, Sinatra, had …

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Under the Influence #1, The Origins Issue

written by Kurt Baumeister June 5, 2018 I remember the clarity of that day’s sky, horizon-filling and cornflower blue, the sunshine that dominated the quad beyond the windows of the university library. Which is ironic, since I was inside paging through back issues of literary journals. Maybe I remember the sky so vividly because of what I …

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THE BOOK OF LOKI, a novel excerpt (published initially by GUERNICA)

The Book of Loki Either way, the fact that she thinks I’m the Norse god, Loki, is a bit troubling. Primarily because I am the Norse god, Loki, and that’s not something I’ve been looking to feature here on Earth. Fiction by Kurt Baumeister ShareTweetE-mail Illustration: Ansellia Kulikku. Image source: University of California Libraries. 1.  Wicked Impulses …

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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 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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