Literary Nonfiction. LGBT Studies. Memoir. Murder attempts...missing umbilical cords...haunted quarries...fat camps...these darkly comic stories fill the pages of ALL SCREWED UP. Young, gay, and poor, Steve Fellner attempts to shed his trailer park past and seize a better life for himself. But coming from the sticks offers a certain kind of freedom: no one expects anything from you, so you can be as wild and ridiculous as you want. Fellner's humorous and touching memoir centers on his odd relationship with his mother, a woman who was once a championship trampolinist and is now a champion of the unpredictable.
author bloginterview by Rigoberto González@ The National Book Critics Circle'sblog Critical Mass
Steve Fellner is the author of two books of poetry—THE WEARY WORLD REJOICES (Marsh Hawk Press, 2011) and BLIND DATE WITH CAVAFY (Marsh Hawk Press, 2007), the winner of the Thom Gunn Gay Male Poetry Award—and ALL SCREWED UP, a memoir. His nonfiction has appeared in The Sun, North American Review, among other journals. Author City: Brockport, NY USA