Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 64: Adam Soldofsky)

Adam Soldofsky

ADAM SOLDOFSKY is the author of Memory Foam (Disorder Press), recipient of the American Book Award. His cartoon series, “Signs and Wonders,” appears regularly at His novella Telepaphone, with illustrations by Axel Wilhite, is out from Maudlin House. 

My current favorite thing to read is: Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov—a warm, hilarious, ruthless, brief, insane tale from Soviet Russia.

My current favorite thing to watch is: UEFA Champions League replays (while the children slumber).

My current favorite thing to listen to is: Space 1.8 by Nala Sinephro / Talk Memory by BADBADNOTGOOD / Universal Beings by Makaya McCraven  

 My current state of mind is: fuuuuuuuuuuuck.

My current chemical romance involves: marionberry. 

My current words of wisdom are: 

To keep silent and act wise / Still not as good as drinking sake / Getting drunk and weeping

—Otomo no Tabito (665 – 731)

My current mode of transportation involves: transcendental meditation (Subaru).

My current favorite fast food item is: a Wendy’s Frosty (chocolate). 

My current workout routine consists of: the labor theory of value.

My current regrettable decision involves: money.

My current hopes and dreams are: …I’ve been dreaming lately that I’m at a party. Lively. With music and dancing. Laughing with friends around a kitchen. I hope to see you there. 

My current projects include: Telepaphone, a novella with illustrations by Axel Wilhite.


Adam Soldofsky‘s novella is out now via Maudlin House.

Brian Alan Ellis runs House of Vlad Press, and is the author of several books, including Sad Laughter (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018). His writing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Fanzine, Monkeybicycle, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Funhouse, Heavy Feather Review, and Yes Poetry, among other places. He lives in Florida.

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