Last year, we published an essay from Lisa Wells titled “She’s a Grand Old Flag: A Diary of Small Town America.” Accompanied by the photography of Bobby Abrahamson, Wells minutely detailed aspects of life in a small Oregon town. The larger project from which that was taken has now been released as a book, titled The West Behind Us. As we’re huge admirers of Wells’s writing (and, for that matter, Abrahamson’s photography), I think it’s fair to say that this definitely has our interest […]
Morning Bites: Lisa Wells on Elliott Smith, Talking Queens With The Beets, Watain, Evan Dorkin Returns to Eltingville, and More
Lisa Wells has written a stunning essay on Elliott Smith; talking Queens with The Beets; Evan Dorkin is revisiting his Eltingville Club characters; when great television shows produce horrible episodes; and more.
Interview by Tobias Carroll As we head into the middle of November, I think it’s safe to say that Lisa Wells’s collection Yeah. No. Totally. (released by the Portland-based indie press Perfect Day Publishing) is a safe bet to be recorded as one of my favorite books of the year. Through the work collected here (mostly essays, with one short story — more on that balance below), Wells examines the city in which she lives through various manifestations of culture […]
Tuesday night we’re presenting a night of readings with our friends from Oregon, Perfect Day Publishing, at our favorite used bookstore in all of Williamsburg. Perfect Day Publishing & Vol 1 Brooklyn present: Lisa Wells [Yeah. No. Totally.] Deenah Vollmer [New Yorker contributor] Scott McClanahan [Stories, Stories II, Stories V!] Julia Jackson [Electric Literature] Sept 27. FREE at BookThugNation 100 North 3rd Street RSVP here