Poetry. Fiction. A first-of-its-kind collection of hybrid prose-poetry and flash-fiction featuring 61 of today's foremost innovative writers, including Kim Addonizio, Stuart Dybek, Lydia Davis, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Brian Evenson, Raymond Federman, Geoffrey Gatza, Laird Hunt, Harold Jaffe, Kent Johnson, Gary Lutz, Cris Mazza, Joyelle McSweeney, Christina Milletti, Ander Monson, Daniel Nester, Ethan Paquin, Aimee Parkison, Elizabeth Robinson, Martha Ronk, Nina Shope, Eleni Sikelianos, Jessica Treat, Diane Williams, and many more. "Perhaps the writers in this anthology will be thoughtof as PP/FF writers. Perhaps poets, fiction writers, or followers of Orpheus. I would argue that strict adherence to given conventions of form and genre are delibilitating to a writer's creativity and do a disservice to readers. Genre is easier to teach, to quantify and review, but what does it have to do with creating new art?"--Peter Conners, from the introduction.
Peter Conners was born September 11, 1970 in a small town called America. His published books include the prose poetry collection Of Whiskey and Winter and the novella Emily Ate the Wind. His memoir, Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead, will be published by Da Capo Press in March 2009. His next poetry collection, The Crows Were Laughing in their Trees, will be published by White Pine Press in 2010. He is also editor of PP/FF: An Anthology which was published by Starcherone Books in April 2006. His writing appears regularly in such journals as Poetry International, Mississippi Review, Brooklyn Rail, Fiction International, Salt Hill, Hotel Amerika, Mid-American Review, The Bitter Oleander, and Beloit Fiction Journal.Author City: ROCHESTER, NY USA