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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. . .

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

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

RUN is now available from Rope-a-Dope Press. . .

RUN is printed in an edition of 144 with archival ink at the Distillery in South Boston. Book design by Mary Walker Graham. Thanks to all who helped print and fold and sew, and especially to artist Morgan Thomas, who drew the boots for the cover. RUN is $10 bucks from Rope-a-Dope (and that includes … Continue reading

The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits, and Run

Now Available:   THE BUGGING WATCH   Buy it: Tarpaulin Sky Press | Amazon | SPD Now Available: RUN  Buy it: Rope-a-Dope Press