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PEOPLE THINKING THOUGHTS ON THINGS SINCE 2003 | IMAGE: NOAH SATERSTROM

Columns | Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

PEOPLE THINKING THOUGHTS ON THINGS SINCE 2003 | IMAGE: NOAH SATERSTROM

Kelly Krumrie’s “figuring”: On Fractals, Part 1

"I am fascinated by the rendering of geometric constructions in language, the Euclidean inquiry into what is a line and how can I both draw and describe it, and with what tools… How this writing is similar to and different from poetry, for example. How the directions above make something by doing the same thing over and over." --- Kelly Krumrie

M. Forajter’s “Ars Necrotica”: Technicolor Death Dress

Ecological terrorism, dying planets, our legacy as human beings; Chicago and leaded soil and tigers and beautiful things we ruin on purpose; the Chernobyl nuclear accident and its wider cultural impacts and denial; scientists and research and the name Dr. Mousseau; the death of Hae Min Lee, a teenager from Baltimore, MD, who was brutally killed in the winter of 1999.

Original Obsessions: “The Grave on the Wall” by Brandon Shimoda

Original Obsessions seeks to discover the origins of writerly curiosity -- the gestation and development of these imaginings -- focusing on early fixations that burrowed into an author's psyche and that reappear in their current book. In this installment, Tarpaulin Sky interviews Brandon Shimoda, author of The Grave on the Wall

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Kelly Krumrie’s “figuring”: On Fractals, Part 1

"I am fascinated by the rendering of geometric constructions in language, the Euclidean inquiry into what is a line and how can I both draw and describe it, and with what tools… How this writing is similar to and different from poetry, for example. How the directions above make something by doing the same thing over and over." --- Kelly Krumrie

M. Forajter’s “Ars Necrotica”: Technicolor Death Dress

Ecological terrorism, dying planets, our legacy as human beings; Chicago and leaded soil and tigers and beautiful things we ruin on purpose; the Chernobyl nuclear accident and its wider cultural impacts and denial; scientists and research and the name Dr. Mousseau; the death of Hae Min Lee, a teenager from Baltimore, MD, who was brutally killed in the winter of 1999.

Original Obsessions: “The Grave on the Wall” by Brandon Shimoda

Original Obsessions seeks to discover the origins of writerly curiosity -- the gestation and development of these imaginings -- focusing on early fixations that burrowed into an author's psyche and that reappear in their current book. In this installment, Tarpaulin Sky interviews Brandon Shimoda, author of The Grave on the Wall