Fiction. The 50 short–short stories are based on old–time games played in parlors, basements, and fields with balls, brooms, blindfolds, and cards. As winners and losers emerge from dodge ball, word games or balloon contests, so does the theme of our inner life as ceaseless competition.There is calculation, envy, humiliation and joy, and there is always the next round when everything might change.
Albert Mobilio is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a MacDowell Fellowship, and an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. His work has appeared in Bookforum, Black Clock, BOMB, Cabinet, Hambone, Harper's, Open City, Paris Review Daily, and Tin House. Books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, Me with Animal Towering, TOUCH WOOD, and SAME FACES. A book of fiction, GAMES AND STUNTS, was published 2017. He is an associate professor of Literary studies at The New School and serves as a coeditor of Hyperallergic Weekend.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA