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 an American poet and critic. He teaches at Eugene Lang College at The New School University. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award. He is the author of five books of poetry, including SAME FACES (Black Square Editions, 2020), GAMES AND STUNTS (Black Square Editions, 2017), and TOUCH WOOD (Black Square Editions, 2011). He is also co-editor at Bookforum.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA