Tuesday, February 19, 2013


ELIZABETH TREADWELL tagged me in this NEXT BIG THING dealy...so here you go!

instead of talking about fault tree and saying the same things i essentially say hereHERE, and soon in other places... i'm going to talk about the novel i'm working on....

What is the working title of the book?

for a long time the working title was "A Complement," but now it is "Set Theory," which is the same thing really only "Set Theory" doesn't so directly allude to Zukofsky's A and therefore makes me feel like i don't have to write everything outside of Zukofsky's A [which would be the case if you know set theory and A^c and also know that i'm usually a poet].

neither of these will be the title of the novel... of course.

Where did the idea come for the book?

essentially this novel is just another way of talking about what my first chapbook, Temper and Felicity are lovers.; my first book, RIGHT NEW BIOLOGY; and second book, fault tree; and what my ecopoetics conference talk addresses [which is to say that i'm just writing the same book over and over in different ways]: how we as people create place from space and how space and place creates us.

What actors would you choose to play the parts in a movie rendition?

this is not up to me.

What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?

a group of people forever building/destroying/rebuilding a city with lots of gross politicians and physiological side effects.

How long did it take to write the first draft of the manuscript?

i've been working on this and "working" on this first draft for two years now. i'm 150 pages in, if that means anything.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Oakland, CA, the film Dark City, and Philly writer Hassen Saker.

What else about your book may pique a reader's interest?

the city [structure of and function of] is an organism in and of itself

Who is publishing your book?

not sure this will ever get published, but excerpts have appeared in Manor House Quarterly and horse less press. we'll see...

i've tagged andrea rexilius, eric baus, james meetze, tanya olson, and sara mumolo

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