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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

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

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

Run is not terrible. . .

Jake Levine thinks Runis not terrible:Run is nothing short of what you always wanted from a cross-genre hybridity of poesy merged with a fatal fable of death/love/sex. I think it’s poetry, but there’s a narrative, so should I just call it new? . . . [Read more at the Sonora Blog] Joe Hall also thinks … Continue reading