Fiction. Poetry. In NOT BLESSED, a story is told not once, but twenty-eight times in twenty-eight shifting versions. Here, a story acts as a chosen narrative constraint, a constraint which, once chosen, becomes a compulsion within the text, a landing point the narrator must reach again and again. NOT BLESSED: a brilliant twist of a tale, where narrative is spun like politics in the nightly news, deployed in a language that delights and distorts as it winds toward the trauma of non-truth and multiple non-originals. NOT BLESSED asks: what is the what that makes who?
Keith Meatto in NewPagesAngela Stubbs @ The Nervous BreakdownJanice Lee @ Octopus MagazineAllen Bramhall @ Galatea ResurrectsNikhil Bilwakesh @ Jacket2Spencer Drew @ decomP magazinEaudio: reading and talk with Jacquelyn Davis @ Am-Scand LitBrent Cunningham @ SPD Staff Picks 2012
Harold Abramowitz is a writer and editor from Los Angeles. His books and chapbooks include NOT BLESSED (Les Figues Press, 2010), Sin is To Celebration (co-author, House Press, 2009), DEAR DEARLY DEPARTED (Palm Press, 2008), Sunday, or A Summer's Day (PS Books, 2008), and THREE COLUMN TABLE (Insert Press, 2007). Harold co-edits the short-form literary press eohippus labs, and co-curates the experimental cabaret event series, Late Night Snack.Author City: Los Angeles, CA USA