Come celebrate the release of Buzz Poole’s I Like to Keep My Troubles on the Windy Side of Things by Fractious Press. He’ll be reading along with Alex Rose, of Hotel St. George Press, and Abby Walthausen, whose poetry book The Internet will be released by Fractious Press later this year. More readers may be announced soon. Check www.fractiouspress.com for updated info.
Buzz Poole is the author of Madonna of the Toast, a look at surprising iconography, named by the New Statesman as one of 2007’s Best Underground Books. His writing on books, music, art, and design has appeared in numerous publications, including the Village Voice, Print, the Believer, the Millions, Washington Square, and Spork. I Like to Keep My Troubles on the Windy Side of Things is his first collection of fiction.
Alex Rose has published stories and essays in the New York Times, the Believer, Fantasy Magazine, the American Scholar, the North American Review, the Providence Journal, the Forward, Ploughshares, Obit-Mag, and DIAGRAM, as well as on many popular blogs such as the Millions and PopMatters. His hypertext novel, Synapse: the Weblog of Catherine Bloom, was serialized on the Hotel St. George website. His debut collection, The Musical Illusionist and Other Tales, was described by Library Journal as “a potential cult classic” and an “utterly original work of fiction.” His short story, “Ostracon,” was recently included in the 2009 edition of The Best American Short Stories edited by Alice Sebold, and his essay, “Stranger in a Strange Land” is set to appear in New York Stories, an anthology of New York Times features.
Abby Walthausen likes to write what could be considered the “historical fiction” of poetry. She spends her time taking all the fun out of poetry for high school students.