The Girl With Brown Fur

the girl with brown fur by stacey levine

Stacey Levine’s book, The Girl With Brown Fur, needed to be published because her publisher (MacAdam/Cage) isn’t doing it for some reason, possibly they don’t have their shit together. Matthew Stadler, who operated Clear Cut Press, printed a “bootleg” version of the book. You can buy it here.

It’s nice when people don’t worry about being sued and do something good.

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Adam fixed up the shit-talk composter a bit since people seem to be using it. You have to type a ReCaptcha now before you dump your stuff but that’s easy if you’re you and not a robot.

There is some good shit talk about being tired and not good enough. MacAdam/Cage, you can use the composter, it’s free. Just let it all out.

You can read what’s been composted here.

a nervous narrator

On Tuesday I read with Amelia Gray. This was my second reading, ever, and while I think I improved slightly over the first time I read (at KGB in June for Unsaid Magazine), when I didn’t speak into the mic until I was about half finished with my story, I know I would like to be a much better reader, which for me means being able to project, using voice and gestures, the persona of the narrator, who is often not me and would move his or her body differently than I would, and use different intonation and patterns of emphasis than I do. I am too much myself when I am reading, and I think this contributes to my nervousness. For a nervous narrator, I would be a good reader.

Anyway, it was nice to be able to read with Amelia and musician Anna Lynne, and I thank Matthew for organizing.

I read something called Sag: A Saga, which will be in the second issue of Birkensnake. You can get that issue soon, and I think you will want to.

I met Stacey Levine at the reading. Stacey’s latest book, The Girl With Brown Fur, will be out in September, but it’s already out in Seattle, and I’ve read it, and it’s wonderful.