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07 September 2010

More TSky Peeps in the News

TSky Press publisher Christian Peet offers all sorts of amazing insights, no doubt, in the new issue of The Writer, in which he never expected to find TSky, and but is now rather tickled, though he can't recall anything that he said in his interview with the very kind Lori A. May, whose article is aptly titled: "Micro presses offer more opportunities: Putting art above sales, boutique presses embrace writers of experimental work. . . ." Thanks for featuring TSky Press, Lori!

TSky Press author Kim Gek Lin Short's The Bugging Watch and Other Exhibits is the subject of a rather brilliant review in the sixth issue of Sink Review. Also reviewed is Kim's chapbook Run, which is not only a wicked read (we'll be publishing the full-length version, China Cowboy, next year) but is also gorgeously produced by the handbound-book gods, Rope-a-Dope press.

TSky Press author Jenny Boully holds forth on Thailand, Texas, and all things 'tween, in "A Short Essay on Being," in the all-new TriQuarterly. An excerpt:
He said that he went there to stay at a Buddhist retreat and paid several thousand dollars to do so, and on the final day, he let them take a high-pressure hose and rinse his anus. He said all of this to me as if I knew what he was talking about. I went to temple many, many times—both in Texas and in Thailand—and never once did I have my anus rinsed, or hear of anyone else having their anuses rinsed. Just like I have yet to find a Thai person eating a dog.
 Jenny also has new work in The Huffington Post, as part of a larger, "Huffington Post exclusive game of artists' telephone." Highly recommended--all of it--but you'll have to scroll a bit to find Jenny's work.

TSky Press author Gordon Massman has a new chapbook, Core Sample, which is cause enough for celebration (or locking up the children), but what makes it doubly exciting/frightening is that the book is published by those other handbound-book Gods, Spork Press.

TSky press author Danielle Dutton's newest and bluest, SPRAWL, is reviewed by Kate Zambreno in The Believer, if you can believe that. If you haven't ordered SPRAWL from Siglio yet, may we point you to their website?

Also, in case you haven't heard the good news, Danielle has also launched a new press, Dorothy, a publishing project, and Dorothy's first two titles are now shipping on orders through their website. Each book is $16 w/free shipping, or you can order both together (through either book's page) for $25 w/free shipping. Event Factory is the first in a trilogy of novels Renee Gladman is writing about the invented city-state of Ravicka. It is an astounding book that Eileen Myles says "has the strange glamour of Kafka's Amerika . . . but the narrator, lusty and persuasive, is growing up." Read more about it here. Dorothy's edition of British writer Barbara Comyns's Who Was Changed and Who was Dead carries a new introduction by Brian Evenson in which he says: "In this book in particular, [Comyns] is better than any writer I know at striking an impossible balance between accuracy, wonder, and disgust. She creates a paradoxical sense of a world that might want to embrace you lovingly--unless instead it wants to smother you." Read more about the book here.