Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Sandy Florian's ON WONDERLAND & WASTE is a novel in narratives bent on exposing the mind as an instrument of language "not entirely there." Featuring full-color collages by Alexis Anne Mackenzie, these 12 lyrical meditations on desire, delirium, duty, and dismemberment destabilize what we can measure of the meaning underlying our experience with a visceral diction that reminds us that "the sharpest of tongues cut their own throats first."
Alexis Anne Mackenzie
has exhibited her artwork across the United States, including solo shows in San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles. She holds a B.F.A. from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and her art has appeared in numerous magazines and books, including Art for Obama
and The Rest Is Up To You
. More of her art can be seen at www.alexisanne.com
Of Colombian and Puerto Rican descent, Sandy Florian was born in New York and raised in Latin America. She is the author of six books of hybrid prose: TELESCOPE (Action Books, 2006), 32 Pedals & 47 Stops (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2007), THE TREE OF NO (Action Books, 2008), PRELUDE TO AIR FROM WATER (Elixir Press, 2010), ON WONDERLAND & WASTE (Sidebrow Press, 2010), and BOXING THE COMPASS (Noemi Press, 2013). She has been awarded a residency at Caldera Arts and a writer's grant supported residency at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as literary prizes from Elixir Press, New Voices, and Brown University. She lives in Morgantown, West Virginia, where she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Nonwestern Literature and Creative Writing at West Virginia University. She also serves as one of the "other" editors for Tarpaulin Sky Journal.
Author City: MORGANTOWN, WV USA