Fiction. UNCHECKED SAVAGERY, Glenn Shaheen's first collection of flash fiction, introduces the reader to a tragicomic universe where bad jokes become pathos-laden impetus, media landscapes are transformed into loci of passion and intrigue, and the intimate territory of the uncertain relationship becomes a funny, hellish adventure. Shaheen's eye for detail and ear for threats wither archetypes, seeking the sublime glimpses memorialized here: assignations on a night train, the game of love made suddenly desperate, the fragile body in unkind hands.
In addition to UNCHECKED SAVAGERY, Glenn Shaheen is the author of the poetry collection Predatory (University of Pittsburgh Press), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. His work has appeared in The New Republic, Redivider, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Born in Nova Scotia, he currently lives in Michigan where he serves on the board of the Radius of Arab-American Writers, Inc. Author City: KALAMAZOO, MI USA