Busy times round the Hobart offices!
Coming in February 2012:
Lucky HOBART #13 (w/ Amy Butcher, Brian Allen Carr, Steve Castro, Jimmy Chen, Ashley Farmer, Tod Goldberg, Amelia Gray, Jac Jemc, Adam Levin, Rolf Potts, Sean Lovelace, M. Owens, Micah Riecker, Shya Scanlon, Curtis VanDonkelaar, and Joshua Ware, with drawings, “lucky items,” a Q&A on superstition in baseball, and thoughts on luck by Donald Averill, Paula Bomer, Joshua Brandon, Chloe Caldwell, Noah Cicero, Molly Gaudry, Tom Giesler, Barry Graham, Joseph Lappie, Robert Lopez, Chelsea Martin, Donald Ray Pollock, Adam Robinson, Kevin Sampsell, Laura van den Berg, Brandi Wells
FAST MACHINE by Elizabeth Ellen
and then in March:
I HAVE BLINDED MYSELF WRITING THIS by Jess Stoner!
- Subscribe (or resubscribe) between now and February 1st and receive Fast Machine for free!
- at least a couple LUCKY subscribers will find $CASH MONEY$ with their Hobart #13!
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Resolved: A Year Of Great(er) Expectations - The Rumpus.net
Roxane Gay shout-outs some books she’s looking forward to in 2012.
Short Flight/ Long Drive books has never put out a book that wasn’t excellent (Big World, Avian Gospels, etc.) so Fast Machine’s excellence is a sure thing. Ellen’s writing is amazing. I am a closet fan of everything she writes from essays to poetry to short fiction and it will be nice to have some of her writing, old and new, collected in one book. The best thing about Ellen’s writing is that it has big brass balls. There is seemingly nothing she won’t write about but more than the fearlessness is how Ellen writes about anything. She is willing to go there over and over and over but she does so really, really well. If you’re not familiar with Ellen’s work, start with “The Last American Woman,” and “bulldyke” and “What Was Meant.” You’ll see what I mean.
#elizabeth ellen #The Rumpus #Roxane Gay #Fast Machine
One quick, final reminder: if you subscribe by the end of today, you’ll get FAST MACHINE for free.
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Amazon.com: Fast Machine (9780982530177): Elizabeth Ellen: Books
I don’t know why they seemed to take so long to get there, but these are finally in stock at Amazon, if that’s your thing. Kindle version’s available, too.
Though if you order the physical book through the SF/LD website, we’ll send you the e-book for free…
The stories in Fast Machine come in three sizes: flash, regular, and too-long-for-journal-publication. Some were previously published. Some are brand-spanking new. The opening story ”State Liquor” concerns a twenty-five-year-old woman and her eighteen-year-old husband trying to buy alcohol on their way to their strip mall jobs, the afternoon of their wedding. In ”Fistful,” a pregnant teenager gets revenge on the young man who both impregnated and beat her, before leaving town with another man. In ”Habitrail,” a woman returns home after the death of her father, to find her husband in communication with the television set and a god he calls Chaos, rather than her. There are over ninety stories in this collection. Repeated themes include: driving, smoking, teenagers, drinking, escape, the Midwest, masturbation, self-loathing, blood and loneliness.
#elizabeth ellen #Fast Machine #Amazon #Kindle
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Repeated themes include: driving, smoking, teenagers, drinking, escape, the Midwest, masturbation, self-loathing, blood and loneliness.
#elizabeth ellen #Fast Machine #free copies?
I’ve Only Seen Bing Crosby’s Face On A Sculpture in Spokane
I emailed Hobart and in return was sent (through the FLESH AND BLOOD mail) Elizabeth Ellen’s Fast Machine.
Things I liked right away:
+The epigram is a quote from Blake Butler
+The table of contents is so long it looks like a poetry book= lots to read
+It can fit in my back pocket
Today I felt (BLAH BLAH BLAH) buoyant without a place to float, not like I was going to float away, but that I was (blah) without something. But then I found an empty baseball diamond, took off my socks, and read “Bing Crosby Dreaming at the Lamp Post Inn”. Just listen to this first line: “You slow for a light and your husband springs from the light.”
What? Yes. Yes yes. More.
My Brother Became Dependent On Online Walkthroughs
#elizabeth ellen #Fast Machine
Typically, if I have any audience in mind at all, it is one person. Maybe the goal is less general and more specific. Like, I want one specific person to better understand me. And that one person changes.
I don’t mind at all how people interpret my work. Or I haven’t yet. We’ll see…
(via HTMLGIANT: Noah Cicero interviews Elizabeth Ellen)
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