There isn’t a lot that I can use to connect the four books up for discussion this week. They’re all released on small presses of distinction (two from the same one, in fact), but that shouldn’t be taken to represent some sort of consistent aesthetic. These books range in style from well-earned realism to a progressively-more-unhinged monologue in the key of John Hawkes. Regardless, quality abounds in these four works: the best of them is one of the freshest, most […]
Afternoon Bites: Panio Gianopolous, Kevin Brockmeier on Leandro Sarmatz, Against Writer’s Block, and More
Panio Gianopolous’s A Familiar Beast can be pre-ordered as of today. Also, antlers. The case for Ursula K. Le Guin. Kevin Brockmeier would like to tell you about Leandro Sarmatz. Tips on avoiding writer’s block from 13 noteworthy writers. Adam Fitzgerald’s collection The Late Parade is due out in 2013. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.