Archive | August, 2010

Writer in Residence at Necessary Fiction


Internet, Necessary Fiction Writer-in-Resident, August 2010 (collage by Taibi Mastelse)

Writer in Residence

August 2010

presented by Necessary Fiction

As writer in Residence at Necessary Fiction for the entire month of August 2010, Matt Briggs posted a new piece of fiction every day (more or less). He published the entire new edition of his first book, a novel in linked stories, The Remains of River Names, as well as a five part colloboration with Brooklyn artist, Taibi Mastelse.

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Golden Handcuffs Review #13

Dear Colleagues, The new issue has work by David Antin, Charles Baudelaire, Charles Bernstein, Matt Briggs, Joseph Donahue, Francesca Duranti, Ken Edwards, Bernard Hoeppfner, Victor Hugo, AD Jameson, Leslie Kaplan, Jami McCarty, Susan Smith Nash, Toby Olson, Meredith Quartermain, Peter Quartermain, Jed Rasula, Joyce Ravid, Leonard Schwartz, Pierre Senges, Tyrone Williams, and Augustus Young.

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Lou Rowan

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My Name’s Roy at Necessary Fiction

Part one of the eleven stories in The Remains of River Names, a novel in linked stories. The book will appear this month on Necessary Fiction.

Before I shake my older brother Milton awake, I eat all the food—a hard dinner roll and a teaspoon of peanut butter scraped from the bottom of the Adams jar. I set the empty jar quietly in the trash so I won’t wake Milton. He grunts in his sleep and I stop my loud chewing. If he knows that I’m eating the last of the food, he’ll seriously beat my butt.
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