October 13, 2014


Even Though I Don’t Miss You, Chelsea Martin

Even Though I Don’t Miss You, Chelsea Martin

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reading in L.A. w CHLOE CALDWELL & MIRA GONZALEZ friday night. 

Maybe most notably… this may (?) be the one time Chloe comes to the west coast! Come out and hear her read and join the growing chorus of raves for WOMEN.

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October 11, 2014


amiwithani:

Excellent mail day! #hobartpulp #100healthydays

feels like a perfect background!

amiwithani:

Excellent mail day! #hobartpulp #100healthydays

feels like a perfect background!

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October 10, 2014


Hobart :: Life Before Boyhood

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my fav new hobart writer Victor Freeze has an essay/movie review up today.

So, I was jobless.
Homeless.
Misguided and lost.

I had hit rock bottom.

Apathy and nihilism had seeped into my thoughts and I couldn’t dodge the feelings no matter how hard I tried.

I didn’t want to live because there was no afterlife.
I didn’t see the point in struggling and being miserable if I was just going to die one day.
I hated that our lives revolved around obtaining currency in order to live a comfortable life.
I hated that the journey to obtaining currency brought me and everyone I know to stress and mundaneness.
I didn’t agree with the education system.
I despised that there was evil and evil people in the world.
The food cycle upset me.
The meat packaging industry upset me.
The concept of advertising with its stupid subliminal messages and terrible attempts to rouse people upset me.

I was blinded by the negatives in life. Bogged down six feet beneath the ground on the bad side of life’s teeter-totter covered in mud and shit.

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WOMEN is getting out into the world! Get it.

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October 9, 2014


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Wed, Oct 22 – Bloomington, IN –EXCESS, 8-10 pm, w/ Jordan Castro (114 ½ Grant Street) https://www.facebook.com/excessbloomington
 Thurs, Oct 23 – St. Paul, MN – The Turf Club (in the basement, AKA The Clown Lounge), 5-7 pm
 Friday, Oct 24 – Northwestern, University Hall 102, 6 pm
 Saturday, Oct 25 – Indianapolis, IN – General Public Collective, 7 pm, w/ Jordan Castro, Scott McClanahan, Juliet Escoria
 Sunday, Oct 26 – Champaign, IL – Exile on Main Street, 4:30 pm, BYOB
 Monday, Oct 27 – Ann Arbor, MI – Literati Bookstore, 7pm
 Tuesday, Oct 28 – OBERLIN College, Cat in the Cream, http://www.oberlin.edu/bowling/cat.html, 7:30 pm w/ Jessica Tolbert
 Wed, Oct 29 - Toronto – Type Books, 7 pm
 Thurs, Oct 30th – Montreal – Drawn&Quarterly Bookstore, 7 pm

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Wed, Oct 22 – Bloomington, IN –EXCESS, 8-10 pm, w/ Jordan Castro (114 ½ Grant Street) https://www.facebook.com/excessbloomington

 Thurs, Oct 23 – St. Paul, MN – The Turf Club (in the basement, AKA The Clown Lounge), 5-7 pm

 Friday, Oct 24 – Northwestern, University Hall 102, 6 pm

 Saturday, Oct 25 – Indianapolis, IN – General Public Collective, 7 pm, w/ Jordan Castro, Scott McClanahan, Juliet Escoria

 Sunday, Oct 26 – Champaign, IL – Exile on Main Street, 4:30 pm, BYOB

 Monday, Oct 27 – Ann Arbor, MI – Literati Bookstore, 7pm

 Tuesday, Oct 28 – OBERLIN College, Cat in the Cream, http://www.oberlin.edu/bowling/cat.html, 7:30 pm w/ Jessica Tolbert

 Wed, Oct 29 - Toronto – Type Books, 7 pm

 Thurs, Oct 30th – Montreal – Drawn&Quarterly Bookstore, 7 pm

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October 8, 2014


really wish Caleb Curtiss’s entire Instagram was Lena Dunham recreations/reenactments.

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Consider the Hands Once Smaller

It is like this. The night is lonely
until it isn’t. You bite your tongue

after eating orange rubbed with chili
before wishing for a kiss

from the man whose fingertips
unearth the softness in you.

We tell each other the names
of our dead. The cities we live in

are gnawing then burying
the cadavers of opulent dreams.

We tell each other to dream.
When you send me pictures

you’re collecting of women
in your family smiling, I unhinge.

It is like this. The night is our hair
inking the torsos of men into reliquaries.

I don’t know why we don’t know our own holiness,
but once you were a young girl, and so was I.

Consider The Hands Once Smaller | Tarfia Faizullah  (via swingingaxes)

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WOMEN BY CHLOE CALDWELL IS EASILY ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR
"Sometimes I wonder what it is I could tell you about her from my job here to be done.  I am looking for a short cut—something I could say that would effortlessly untangle the ball of yarn I am trying to untangle here on these pages.  But that would be asking too much from you.  It wasn’t you who loved her, or thought you loved her.  I wonder what I could write that would help you to understand that it is profoundly easy to fall in love with an olive-skinned woman that touches you just so, and who has a tattoo of a quote from Orlando trailing down her back.  Show me your tattoo again, I’d say in bed.  She’d pull up the bottom of her shirt, and I’d trace my fingers over the cursive words by Virginia Woolf that read: Love, the poet said, is a woman’s whole existence.”

WOMEN

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WOMEN BY CHLOE CALDWELL IS EASILY ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

"Sometimes I wonder what it is I could tell you about her from my job here to be done.  I am looking for a short cut—something I could say that would effortlessly untangle the ball of yarn I am trying to untangle here on these pages.  But that would be asking too much from you.  It wasn’t you who loved her, or thought you loved her.  I wonder what I could write that would help you to understand that it is profoundly easy to fall in love with an olive-skinned woman that touches you just so, and who has a tattoo of a quote from Orlando trailing down her back.  Show me your tattoo again, I’d say in bed.  She’d pull up the bottom of her shirt, and I’d trace my fingers over the cursive words by Virginia Woolf that read: Love, the poet said, is a woman’s whole existence.”

WOMEN

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October 7, 2014


The Masters Review | Book Review: Women by Chloe Caldwell

The book situates itself firmly in the precedent of queer women’s fiction; hardly a few pages go by without a reference to Anne Carson, Jeanette Winterson, or, in one case, The L Word. Caldwell uses these as tethers for her own book, and earns a spot for herself among those she references. She brings to the page such an urgency that it is impossible not to be swept up, to remember what it was like when we ourselves were so engulfed by another person that when we emerged, we had to struggle to find ourselves again. Women is a skillfully and engrossingly written novella, a small slice of overwhelming love and heartbreak, and the search for belonging and self. Caldwell proves herself as a writer to watch in the coming years.

WOMEN by Chloe Caldwell

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