Hi D and J. I did a radio interview at the university here in Kingston, which happens to be the academically exclusive slash preciously prestigious, Queen’s U. I talked about Writing for the Absent Reader and did some reading from it. I had about thirty minutes so time was limited, but I read the first half of your My Old Diary piece, Duke, as a nod to the residual outrage echoing in the chambers and corridors of our elite scholastic institutions, over the knuckle draggers who held up their tiki torches like so many Darth Vader lightsabers, down in Charlottesville. Do people actually consider those stateside Nazi cretins who’ve been around since…well…1930ish, a real threat? I mean, aren’t they as redonkulous as they are marginal? At any rate, I read your piece as a rallying call to the morally scandalized. I also read my Dogging it with Impunity piece because that’s the one where I ram a chrome dildo up the eternally receptive ass of capitalism.
I’m doing another interview on the 27th of September, so let me know which of your other pieces (Jan too) you would like me to read, time permitting.
It looks like I will be doing a reading at the local independent bookstore as well, no date set yet.
And maybe I can wrangle some more ink out of the local newspaper.
I’m doing my part to pimp this book. And 21st century lit-pimping, I’ve discovered, isn’t as tedious as tiki torches in the knuckles of nincompoops.