TS Author Steven Dunn interviewed at Full Stop

 

steven-dunn-potted-meatThanks to Caren Beilin and Full Stop you can read a great interview with TS author Steven Dunn (Potted Meat, 2016).

Here’s a snippet, re Steven’s thoughts on plot:

Before, I tried to put this story in the conventional-story-arc-form (because that’s what I thought a book was supposed to look like). But it didn’t feel right, so I think the story itself was resisting. What I learned from Selah Saterstrom, was that stories/projects come with their own instructions, and it is the writer’s job to listen. Fortunately, I finally got to a place where I was able to listen to the story on its terms, and write it in a way that felt right and honored its disjunctions, silences, and uncertainties. I guess I also resist in the way that I prefer the other definitions of plot, like a burial plot or garden plot: a space to excavate, grieve, cultivate, construct, or whatever types of work has to be done there.

Read the full interview at Full Stop.
Read more about Steven Dunn or Potted Meat.