Kudos to beloved hermit Kim Parko (The Grotesque Child, TS 2016), who is the 2018 winner of Boston Review’s Annual Poetry Contest, judged by Mary Jo Bang.
Thanks to Maudlin House and Rachel Charlene Lewis, you can read a fab little review of Kim Parko's novel The Grotesque Child (TS 2016). "what it is to be a small, vulnerable thing, to feel consistently powerless and yet undeniably curious; it is the us before our fears have names, and before we know we are not alone in our terror."
We said that we'd pick two, but went ahead and picked four instead. Also: calling up first-time authors at home? There is just no better part of this job. Meet the winners and read excerpts: Steven Dunn’s novel Potted Meat, Dana Green’s fiction collection Sometimes the Air in the Room Goes Missing, Amy King’s poetry collection The Missing Museum, and Kim Parko’s novel The Grotesque Child.
Co-winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize, Kim Parko's novel, The Grotesque Child, explores compassion, hate, origins, beasts and babes. "I am going to ask the brightness to dim down a bit, said the animal to the grotesque child. Be careful, said the grotesque child, the brightness can be tricky."