kimgeklin has written 52 posts for Ahhhhh, whiskers

Review of CHINA COWBOY in American Book Review

Heartfelt thanks for Megan Milks for this thoughtful review of CHINA COWBOY. From: American Book Review Volume 34, Number 5, July/August 2013 p. 12 | 10.1353/abr.2013.0088 Brief excerpt of the content: China Cowboy tells the story of La La, a twelve-year-old Chinese girl from Hong Kong who is kidnapped and made into a sex slave … Continue reading

Interview with Greg Lawless: What Passes for Meat in Heaven

I’ve been busy, but I did make time to talk to poet Gregory Lawless about my book The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits over at his blog. From What Passes for Meat in Heaven: An Interview“: GL: . . .you’ve concentrated much of your efforts on exploring characters that have weathered considerable trauma. These figures … Continue reading

New review of Run at Denver Quarterly

Becca Klaver reviewed my book Run for Denver Quarterly. It’s a thoughtful review that is full of heart and you can read it here. Thank you Becca! From Darker Than a Country Song: Thinking about the paradoxes of Run leads me finally to the question of genre. Short’s writing is often called “hybrid,” but my … Continue reading

Run exhibited at Magic Child Repository

My chapbook Run was part of The Magic Child Repository: A Collection of Handmade Books and Book Objects,” curated by Art Middleton of Providence at Craftland (235 Westminster Street, Providence). From Greg Cook’s review Alan Metnick at Gallery Z and The Magic Child Repository in The Boston Phoenix: “The word books are mostly by word … Continue reading

My No Tell Holiday Shopping List

(It’s always a good time to give a gift of wuv.) Poetry Shopping Holiday Guide 2011 (click to read at the No Tell Blog) For the one who is in charge (in charge—really, really in charge): Adam Robison and Other Poems by Adam Robison (Narrow House, 2010) For the academic in need of balls: Core … Continue reading

Who likes prose poems about dead girls?

The Bugging Watch’s 2 glorious days of  literary love from Black Ocean authors Rauan Klassnik & Joe Hall (thank you Joe and Rauan!):    “This book made me and my writing feel like Klingons.It’s beautiful. Exciting. And it made me ashamed.” –Rauan Klassnik In the rowdy, field of book length proems(?) / genreless expulsions / whatever, … Continue reading

Interview with Liz Hildreth: Bookslut

Elizabeth Hildreth interviewed me over at Bookslut. She asked me lots of good questions, such as: Liz: Something really notable about your work is how, to me at least, it can be defined so neatly as “prose poetry.” I read so many prose poems and I’m struck thinking either a) this is a lyric poem … Continue reading

The Bugging Watch and Run are not terrible. . .

Dan Magers thinks The Bugging Watch and Run are not terrible. From Dan Magers’ review of THE BUGGING WATCH & OTHER EXHIBITS and RUN in Sink Review: Kim Gek Lin Short’s work utilizes narrative devices and creates a wealth of emotional layering by keeping the story simple. Her debut full-length poetry collection The Bugging Watch … Continue reading

The Bugging Watch is not terrible. . .

Mickey Hess thinks The Bugging Watch is not terrible. Mickey Hess’ 15th round of Let’s Get Blurbing! over at The Rumpus includes The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits: “In this deeply understandable and boundlessly groundbreaking book, Kim – a dynamic, tumultuous genius – wrestles with a heartwrenching tennis-court addition. Coolly unhappy and remarkably sexual, this … Continue reading

Hybrid Moments

I wrote a guest blog for InDigest Mag last month about hybrids and the process of writing The Bugging Watch and Run: What about a boy who is also a bug? Who loves a girl who is also a corpse? Or an adolescent wannabe-cowgirl in Hong Kong who’s hellbent on becoming an American singing sensation? … Continue reading

The Bugging Watch is not terrible. . .

Tony Mancus thinks The Bugging Watch is not terrible. Tony Mancus’ summer reading includes THE BUGGING WATCH: “Weird and wonderful little book that unravels its story: bugs on the page, bugs in the heart of the doll that can’t be recreated and an exhibition of obsession and precisely off-kilter syntax. Good read and pocketsized (or … Continue reading

Run is not terrible. . .

Adam Peterson thinks Run is not terrible: It’s easy in the world of letterpressed and hand-sewn chapbooks to get caught up in the beauty of the physical object and let it overshadow the writing inside, but Run would be just as satisfying if it were xeroxed and stapled at Kinko’s. It is a beautiful book, … Continue reading