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HTML Giant reviews Andrew Zornoza’s Where I Stay

At HTML Giant, Blake Butler reviews Andrew Zornoza’s *Where I Stay* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009): “A refreshing, pitch-perfect kind of steering that is innovative not only for the genre it might get called into, but for experiential and language-focused texts of every stripe…. Where I Stay is a dual kind of amalgam…. There is violence and desperation. There is music and shithole buildings. Dirt. There is sky…. Meditative and rhythmic in the mind of Mary Robison mashed with William Vollmann, the prose in sequence forms a narrative of seeking, of looking for something familiar in so much splay…. Reaches beyond⎯the narrative in beautifully and concretely rendered fragments evicts a true sense of drift, though within the drift, the body…. Unforgettable.”

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Aufgabe reviews Danielle Dutton’s Attempts at a Life

At aufgabe, Brian Whitener reviews Danielle Dutton’s *Attempts at a Life* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2007): “A fascinating debut, one that signals a writer whose work is worth following…. Neither Acker or Barthelme, rather these pieces inhabit their sources, and, in opening them up, chart a narrative territory triangulated between New Narrative, prose poetry, and the postmodern novel…. Dutton does not subsume difference, she multiplies it, turning it weird, wonderful.”

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Octopus Magazine reviews Danielle Dutton’s Attempts at a Life

At Octopus Magazine, Adam Peterson reviews Danielle Dutton’s *Attempts at a Life* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2007): “By straining out the Victorian niceties and putting the words, retold, into Eyre’s mouth makes the visceral body immediate, and love seems to have put the characters, if not their ribs, at risk for a pain different than that for which they are destined. When the separation comes sentences rather than chapters later, the effect is complete and devastating.”

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Mark Cunningham interviewed at Prick of the Spindle

At Prick of the Spindle, Cynthia Reeser interviews Mark Cunningham, author of *Body Language* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2008): “While not claiming to be a Buddhist, I’ve always felt there’s no such being as a stable self. Different parts of the body want or need different things and relate to the world in different ways. As Deleuze and Guattari point out in Anti-Oedipus, there’s ten, a hundred, a thousand men AND women inside each person.”

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NewPages reviews Joyelle McSweeney’s Nylund, the Sarcographer

At NewPages, Cynthia Reeser reviews Joyelle McSweeney’s *Nylund, the Sarcographer* (Tarpaulin Sky Press): “Joyelle McSweeney has not only created a unique concept – that of sarcography – she has illustrated it memorably with a masterful redefinition of what constitutes prose, and created a character who is the very embodiment of writing, reminding us of how flexible the narrative form can be.”

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Figures for a Darkroom Voice, a staff pick, reviewed at Powell's

At Powell’s, staffer Alexis Smith reviews *Figures for a Darkroom Voice*, from Noah Eli Gordon and Joshua Marie Wilkinson (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2007): “These aren’t just two guys with three names each; these are two of the poets to watch in the next generation…. What started as an experiment in poetics, passing a pad of paper back and forth across a cafe table, ended as one of the most interesting books of last year…. With whimsical drawings by Noah Saterstrom, and published by the always stellar Tarpaulin Sky Press.”

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