FENCE 36 Episode Five: Kevin Killian, David Buuck, Jamie Thomson, Normal State, Alyssa Claire Greene, Kirsten Kashock, Michelle Taransky, Dong Li
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Featuring the work of FENCE 36 contributors:Microstories embedded as Amazon Reviews by Kevin Killian, curated and introduced by David Buuck, Poetry from Jamie Thomson, Music by Cove Blue of Normal State- cloudy, like your head - reconstructed, Fiction from Alyssa Claire Greene, Fiction by Kirstin Kashock, Poetry by Michelle Taransky, Poetry by Dong Li. Opening and Closing noise by Jason Zuzga.More on Normal State: Bandmember Covelline Blue's Art and Music Website.A HISTORY OF FENCE: Including Essays by FENCE Editors and Selected Articles and InterviewsWith most of the entirety of the published journal's contents read aloud by the authors, the FENCE audiobook/podcast continues to push boundaries in literary publishing. In continuous publication since 1998, Fence is a biannual print journal of poetry, fiction, art, and criticism that redefines the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. FENCE is committed to publishing from the outside and the inside of established communities of writing, seeking always to interrogate, collaborate with, and bedevil all the systems that bring new writing to light. As a non-profit, FENCE is mandated to make decisions outside of the requirements of market force or capital concern, and only in keeping with its mission: to maintain a dedicated venue for writing and art that bears the clear variant mark of the individual’s response to their context; and to make that venue accessible to as many, and as widely, as possible so that this work can reach others, that they may be fully aware of how much is possible in writing and art; such that Fence publishes almost entirely from its unsolicited submissions; and is committed to publishing the literature and art of queer writers and writers of color. All material is (c) Fence Magazine, Incorporated.Rebecca Wolff is the founder and editor-in-chief of FENCE magazine.This podcast was produced and edited by Jason Zuzga. Support the show (https://www.fenceportal.org/subscribe/)Support the show (https://www.fenceportal.org/subscribe/)Support the show (https://www.fenceportal.org/subscribe/)
STAFF PICK - Kevin Killian Reading from Fascination
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(From November 2018) Kevin Killian reads from his book, Fascination, published by Semiotext(e) and edited by Andrew Durbin.A memoir of gay life in 1970s Long Island by one of the leading proponents of the New Narrative movement.Fascination brings together an early memoir, Bedrooms Have Windows (1989) and a previously unpublished prose work, Bachelors Get Lonely, by the poet and novelist Kevin Killian, one of the founding members of the New Narrative movement. The two together depict the author's early years struggling to become a writer in the sexed-up, boozy, drug-ridden world of Long Island's North Shore in the 1970s. It concludes with Triangles in the Sand, a new, previously unpublished memoir of Killian's brief affair in the 1970s with the composer Arthur Russell. Fascination offers a moving and often funny view of the loneliness and desire that defined gay life of that era—a time in which Richard Nixon's resignation intersected with David Bowie's Diamond Dogs—from one of the leading voices in experimental gay writing of the past thirty years. “Move along the velvet rope,” Killian writes in Bedrooms Have Windows, “run your shaky fingers past the lacquered Keith Haring graffito: 'You did not live in our time! Be Sorry!'”Kevin Killian was a San Francisco-based poet, novelist, playwright, and art writer. Recent books include the poetry collections Tony Greene Era and Tweaky Village. He is the coauthor of Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance. With Dodie Bellamy, he coedited Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative Writing, 1977–1997.