The first three months of my 2013 have been marked by semi-decent fumblings, always in-progress attempts to add to one of my glorified hobbies: writing.
Book-related news: We Bury the Landscape
At Weird Fiction Review, critic and reviewer Maureen Kincaid Speller reviews We Bury the Landscape alongside books by luminaries Marcel Aymé (trans. Sophie Lewis), Guido Gozzano (trans. Brendan and Anna Connell), Andrew Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, and Kij Johnson.
There are also new reviews at Goodreads. All the other bells and frills are indicated here.
Meanwhile, Angela Xu and Peter Tieryas Liu created a video adaptation of Liu's review of We Bury the Landscape at HTMLGiant. Also, check out the cool video reviews made by Peter and Angela for two books by super-talented writers: Tim Horvath's Understories and Amber Sparks' May We Shed These Human Bodies.
Book-related news: Grim Series
My poetry collection, Grim Series, made it all the way to the preliminary ballot of the HWA's Bram Stoker Award. I'm so stoked and deeply honored.
At Rebellious Magazine, Jessica Dyer and Susan Yount runs a monthly column called Rebellious Women in Poetry. They ran an excerpt from We Bury the Landscape and said some really nice things about my books. Susan Yount runs Arsenic Lobster and Misty Publications. She also published me before (see image, with Arlene Ang and her indefatigable A leading the fine pack of alphabetized lobster names).
And here are my Arsenic Lobster back issues.
Book-related news: Smaller Than Most
At SF Site, Trent Walters reviews Smaller Than Most, an old project of mine published by Frank Burton's Philistine Press.
More Publication News
Three of my Conrad poems were selected by Gina Ochsner, guest editor of Bestiary: the best of the inaugural demi-decade of A Cappella Zoo. The poems were collected in Grim Series.
The State's Vol. III: The Social Olfactory is launched today at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India. In Dubai, copies are sold at Traffic. Stockists are at Doha, Lisbon, London, Singapore, Chicago, Madrid, New York, and Paris.
My story, "The Proustian Phenomenon," touches on my absolute disgust for the dog-eating population of the Philippines, my unpopular views on college frats as "fancily-named-by-misappropriating-Greek-letters brotherhood," and other sniff-tastic things. There's also the memory of sex incited by the scent of lemongrass, of grief by mothballs.
Here are some of the shots I pilfered from the social media accounts of The State's editors.
This is my first inclusion in a Dubai-based publication, so I'm really quite thrilled. The picture of Dubai I have in mind has always been the riveting architecture, like the iconic Palm Islands and the city's skyscrapers.
Adam David's grassroots micropress is also set to launch a doomsday-themed anthology entitled Thursday Never Coming Back. Here's the awesome DFW-inspired cover.
Meditations of a Beast
Age of Blight
A Roomful of Machines
We Bury the Landscape