Dana Green

Dana Green lives in Colorado with her husband, where she teaches English and Creative Writing at the Early College of Arvada. Dana’s collection of short stories, Sometimes the Air in the Room Goes Missing, was the Co-Winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. Her novel, How to Carry Scars, was published in 2018 by Kerpunkt Press. Her writing has also appeared in Lunch Ticket, and Scissors & Spackle, among others.

Dana Green

Dana Green lives in Colorado with her husband, where she teaches English and Creative Writing at the Early College of Arvada. Dana’s collection of short stories, Sometimes the Air in the Room Goes Missing, was the Co-Winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. Her novel, How to Carry Scars, was published in 2018 by Kerpunkt Press. Her writing has also appeared in Lunch Ticket, and Scissors & Spackle, among others.

Sometimes the air in the room goes missing
by Dana Green

Co-winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize
Short Fictions. 124 pages. Paperback. 2016.

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Dana Green’s debut collection of stories, Sometimes the Air in the Room Goes Missing, explores how storytelling changes with each iteration, each explosion, each mutation. Told through multiple versions, these are stories of weapons testing, sheep that can herd themselves into watercolors, and a pregnant woman whose water breaks every day for nine months — stories told with an unexpected syntax and a sense of déjà vu: narrative as echo.

Sometimes the air in the room goes missing
by Dana Green

Co-winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize
Short Fictions. 124 pages. Paperback. 2016.

$14.00Add to cart

Dana Green’s debut collection of stories, Sometimes the Air in the Room Goes Missing, explores how storytelling changes with each iteration, each explosion, each mutation. Told through multiple versions, these are stories of weapons testing, sheep that can herd themselves into watercolors, and a pregnant woman whose water breaks every day for nine months — stories told with an unexpected syntax and a sense of déjà vu: narrative as echo.

I love Dana Green’s wild mind and the beautiful flux of these stories. Here the wicked simmers with the sweet, and reading is akin to watching birds. How lucky, and how glad I am, to have this book in my hands. (Noy Holland) Dana Green’s Sometimes the Air in the Room Goes Missing is a tour de force of deeply destabilizing investigation into language and self, languages and selves — for the multiplicities abound here. Excitingly reminiscent at times of the work of Diane Williams and Robert Walser and Russel Edson, Green’s brilliant writing is also all her own. This book is the start of something special. (Laird Hunt) Language becomes a beautiful problem amid the atomic explosions and nuclear families and strange symmetries and southwestern deserts and frail human bodies blasted by cancer that comprise Dana Green’s bracing debut, which reminds us every ordinary moment, every ordinary sentence, is an impending emergency. (Lance Olsen)

I love Dana Green’s wild mind and the beautiful flux of these stories. Here the wicked simmers with the sweet, and reading is akin to watching birds. How lucky, and how glad I am, to have this book in my hands. (Noy Holland) Dana Green’s Sometimes the Air in the Room Goes Missing is a tour de force of deeply destabilizing investigation into language and self, languages and selves — for the multiplicities abound here. Excitingly reminiscent at times of the work of Diane Williams and Robert Walser and Russel Edson, Green’s brilliant writing is also all her own. This book is the start of something special. (Laird Hunt) Language becomes a beautiful problem amid the atomic explosions and nuclear families and strange symmetries and southwestern deserts and frail human bodies blasted by cancer that comprise Dana Green’s bracing debut, which reminds us every ordinary moment, every ordinary sentence, is an impending emergency. (Lance Olsen)