Fiction. "In this stunning collection Michael Gessner pays full attention to the marginal and the marginalized—whether unwashed, rejected, condemned, or simply unusual—and brilliantly inhabits them, evoking their passions, their yearnings, and also the rare strands of hope that sustain and illuminate."—Grace Dane Mazur
"THE WRITERS' CIRCLE AND OTHER STORIES by Michael Gessner is a celebration of life's texture of existence. Through profound empathy, each story has radiance, a voice that is alive, a language in bloom, which enunciates a ferocious intelligence, which is both strange and familiar in a way that is entirely compassionate, examining, and inspiring. Gessner's post-noir writing is adroit, sophisticated, and at times astounding."—Geoffrey Gatza
Michael Gessner has authored 11 books of poetry and prose including ANALECTS (BlazeVOX [books], 2019), THE WRITER'S CIRCLE AND OTHER STORIES (BlazeVox [books], 2016), TRANSVERSALES (BlaeVox [books], 2013), and BEAST BOOK (BlazeVox [books], 2010). The Poetry Foundation selected several for its digital archives in 2017. He has been a finalist in several competitions including "Discovery/The Nation," The Pablo Neruda Award, and North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Prize. His work appears in The American Journal of Poetry, American Letters & Commentary, American Literary Review, The French Literary Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Kenyon Review, North American Review, Oxford Review, Verse Daily, The Yale Journal of Humanities and others. He is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle. Gessner is married to Jane Catherine Rassicotte, a watercolorist, and has one son, Christopher, who writes for screen.
Author City: TUCSON, AZ USA