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Performances:

Nightmaze
A live-performance version of Nightmaze, created in collaboration with composer Sebastian Currier and projection artist Sage Carter, was performed live in Philadelphia by the Network for New Music (2005), in New York City by Mosaic (2005), in Chicago by the Fulcrum Point New Music Project (2008), and, most recently, in New York City at the Julliard School's Music Technology Center at Lincoln Center (2011).

"...a highway road trip that goes places Thelma and Louise never imagined."

"... admirably inspired... this journey into the unknown is full of arresting imagery... Every turn is breathtaking."

Philadelphia Inquirer

See an interactive version of Nightmaze (no music):  > Nightmaze

 

Fiction:

n+1
Inversion of Marcia >>

Epiphany
Curtain of Frost >>

Other stories
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Longer Poems:

Wedgwood
Josiah Wedgwood and the Northeast Corridor

Dark Ice
A 1,001-line, book-length poem (with notes and parodies of notes) in hypertext

 

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Recent Fiction:

Read Curtain of Frost
, which appeared in Epiphany.

“The owner of the 1968 Lambretta Li that Ana straddled with such easy grace in her first solo editorial had restored the scooter himself. It had been no more than a rusting frame and a bucket of parts when he’d bought it from a building superintendent in Saõ Paulo. But that bright orange was matched precisely to the original paint, and all the weather-pitted chrome was original. He’d been nervous, protective of his toy, but by the time the shoot was over he was beaming at Ana, encouraging her to go ahead, take it for a ride! The Italian firm that had manufactured it—that had invented the motor scooter, more or less, after World War II—had made bullets for the Nazis. But, with peace, the firm had dedicated itself to mobility for the masses: easy, affordable, full of cheerful style. A melhor do mundo para todo o mundo!

 

Liked:

“Hum: a Twitter Story,” by Paul La Farge >>

 

 

 

 

 

Nightmaze

A Nightmaze DVD by Mosaic, with narration performed by Rinde Eckert, is in production from Bridge Records.

"Nightmaze is based on a scenario by novelist Thomas Bolt. It has a university student, exhausted by exams, half-dreaming and half-hallucinating about speeding down a highway that has road signs offering exits into remote corners of his psyche and forks demanding a choice between fear and pleasure. When the voyager begins traveling through endless sea and then into outer space, the video element is nearly as indispensable as the music. A similar road was traveled in Jean Cocteau's film Orphee, when a modern-dress Orpheus drives his car into the underworld."

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Performances:

Nightmaze
A live-performance version of Nightmaze, created in collaboration with composer Sebastian Currier and projection artist Sage Carter, was performed live in Philadelphia by the Network for New Music (2005), in New York City by Mosaic (2005), in Chicago by the Fulcrum Point New Music Project (2008), and, most recently, in New York City at the Julliard School's Music Technology Center at Lincoln Center (2011).

"...a highway road trip that goes places Thelma and Louise never imagined."

"... admirably inspired... this journey into the unknown is full of arresting imagery... Every turn is breathtaking."

Philadelphia Inquirer

See an interactive version of Nightmaze (no music):  > Nightmaze

Epiphany
Wax and Glass >>
Bundles of Bronze Sticks >>

The Yale Review
Light Emitting Diode >>

Southwest Review
Bag of Nails >>

Literary Imagination
At the Motel of the
Villa of the Mysteries
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Longer Poems:

Wedgwood
Josiah Wedgwood and the Northeast Corridor

Dark Ice
A 1,001-line, book-length poem (with notes and parodies of notes) in hypertext

 

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New fiction in the Winter 2017 issue of n+1:
Inversion of Marcia

Read the story online, or order the print issue.

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