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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

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

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. . .

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

The Bugging Watch is not terrible. . .

Benjamin Gottlieb thought The Bugging Watch was terrible at first, but now he doesn’t: Kim Gek Lin Short has written a beguiling and entirely enthralling collection of related prose poems; it is so unusual and provocative in its subtle oddities that I wonder how aware she is of what she’s done.  This is always a … 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

The Bugging Watch is not terrible. . .

Ryan Eckes thinks The Bugging Watch is not terrible: . . .a dark, animated love story told like a fairy tale. I imagine the characters, Harlan and Toland, as cartoons – that perception’s aided by the cover art, but it’s the anamorphic description of the characters, especially the nebulous quality of Toland, as well as … Continue reading

NewPages exhibits The Bugging Watch

The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits is reviewed over at NewPages Book Reviews by Jeremy Benson. . . The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits is under a porch, is between the fridge and the cupboard, is hiding among the coats and sweaters in the tilted closet above the basement stairs. Its shapeshifting and heartbreak is … Continue reading