Fiction. In her debut collection of fifteen short stories, Amina Cain makes ordinary worlds strange and spare and beautiful. A woman carves invisible images onto ice, a pair of black wings appears in front of a house, and a restless teacher sits in a gallery of miniature rooms. As Miranda Mellis describes, "The revelatory pleasure and hope [in these stories] emanate from an artistry driven by ethical desire." "I highly recommend reading I Go To Some Hollow", says Bhanu Kapil, "because of what it teaches you about love, and the relationship between love and writing." I GO TO SOME HOLLOW is published as part of the TrenchArt: Tracer Series, with an Introduction by Bhanu Kapil and collaborative visual art by Ken Erhlich and Susan Simpson.
Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA
Amina Cain writes stories that revolve quietly around human relationality, landscape, and emptiness. She is also a curator and a teacher of writing/literature. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as 3rd Bed, DENVER QUARTERLY, La Petite Zine, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA PROJECT, and Action, Yes. She is the author of I GO TO SOME HOLLOW (Les Figues Press, 2009) and CREATURE (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2013). She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Reviews and Other Links
Renée E. D’Aoust in The Brooklyn Rail
Kate Zambreno in The Believer
Jacquelyn Davis in Bookslut
Vanessa Flores/SPD Staff Picks 2009
A D Jameson in The Review of Contemporary Fiction
Ryan Michael Williams in PopMatters
James Wagner at Esther Press
excerpt in Action, Yes
Jonathan Messinger in Time Out Chicago