In her latest story, “How to Shake Hands With a Murderer,” published in the anthology “Wreckage of Reason II,” Elizabeth Bachner turns to ancient myth for inspiration, charting a modern katabasis — a tale of descent into the underworld. Borrowing from “Leda and the Swan” and Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” she creates a lyrical narrative about lost love and the lengths to which the lonely will go to recapture the feeling. “Wreckage of Reason” is a collection of experimental writing…” You can read the rest here.
This week’s stop on The Blog Tour, features a fascinating interview with Laynie Browne and Julianna Baggott.
WORII contributors Margarita Meklina & Karen Lillis did a reading at Bird & Beckett Books with two other women experimentalists in San Francisco on July 27th. (Sorry to get the word out late; for sure it is sad to have missed it!) It was called “Fertile Chaos: Experiments in Prose & Narrative.” One of those other women experimentalists was my colleague at Narrative Magazine, Olga Zilberbourg. About her: “Where Does the Sea Flow, a short film based on one of Olga’s stories, was short-listed at the Manhattan Short Film Festival. Olga’s English-language writing has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Santa Monica Review, Eleven Eleven Journal, Café Irreal, Mad Hatters’ Review, Prick of the Spindle, HTMLGiant, and other print and online publications. Olga serves as a consulting editor at Narrative Magazine.”
The literary world is indeed a small one. Best of luck to Maud Newton on her book. Hi Olga! Sorry to have missed your reading.
Wreckers, keep on working it!