• Creatures, Tender Morsels, & A Thousand Natural Shocks: The Interstitial Triumvirate

    If you are in NYC this week, then you still have time to catch Shane LaVanchers’ Creatures show at the Orchard Windows Gallery. You can get a little preview over at Weird Fiction Review. The show is a stunning array of a hybrid society caught in between–or perhaps created by– natural evolution and our unquenchable thirst for change and progress via technology.

    Also, my latest review of Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels is up at Fantasy Matters. It’s rare when a fantasy book full of magic refuses to stay in its proper place and burrows into the realm of the grotesque, but I think this slim novel does it.

    Last, but not least, I would like to bring your attention to A Thousand Natural Shocks, an interstitial production of dance and words created by fiction writer Kat Howard and choreographers Megan and Shannon Kurashige. I love productions that challenge genres and take us into the slipstream of word, image, and performance.

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  • June News–Story Reprint and New Article

     

    Sparrow, Kate MacDowell

    I really have to start making my titles catchier, but alas, all creative powers are going into teaching my summer class on the grotesque, and writing articles, reviews, and stories. So first, some great news: my story “Unleashed Beauty,” which was published in an art catalogue in 2009 will be reprinted next summer in Gargoyle Magazine. I love the momentum I’m building with this writing gig–even when I get rejection notices now, they are personalized, with the editors requesting to see more work.

    Also, a new article up at Weird Fiction Review on the stunning sculptures of Kate MacDowell. I’ll have a review of Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels over at Fantasy Matters this Friday. And, I will be interviewing a very cool writer for a very cool magazine later in July. I’ll not say more lest I jinx it all.