The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture

Published by Wolfman Books, Oakland, 2017, 124 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.9 × 20.2 cm, English

Price: €18

The Bigness of Things surveys the intersection of New Narrative, San Francisco’s queer-and-punk-infused writing avant-garde, and visual culture, through photographs and essays on visual art, literary journals, and film. Including essays by Matt Sussman, Brandon Callender, Jamie Townsend, Stephanie Young, Ismail Muhammad, Syd Staiti, Brandon Brown; art from the Homes of Bruce Boone, Robert Glück, Jocely Saidenberg, Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian; and stills from the Films of Marc Huestis, Abigail Child, Cecilia Dougherty, and Leslie Singer

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Stage Fright: Selected Plays from San Francisco Poets Theater Kevin Killian

Published by Kenning Editions, Chicago, 2019, 360 pages, 15.3 × 21.7 cm, English

Price: €18 (Temporarily out of stock)

For decades Kevin Killian won laurels for his novels, his poetry, and his work in the poets theater of the San Francisco bay area. Drawing from the late 1980s to the early 2010s, this is the first representative selection of Killian’s plays. Once describing his productions as a form of “blanket permission,” Killian added, “I think people might come away thinking, I could do that! Isn’t that the best kind of work, something generative? Action painting was sort of like that…” This is a book to read, where reading means catching some action.

#2019 #kevinkillian