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Interview with Teddy Burnette

MM) A novel that captures the ethereal, nearly imperceptible nerve pinch of romantic love and its vacant, autonomic qualities, like muscle memory of safety. Is Heartfelt Anything concerned with the  primal, involuntary properties of love? It feels tuned to a spectral frequency, the characters are identified by one letter. Is this a kind of universal story, or how does it engage with other romantic novels?

  • TB) Heartfelt Anything is tuned to the frequency of the character whose mind the story,
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Interview with Derek Maine

MM) Your novel is titled Characters and while there are many characters you are arguably the main one. Its nature is solipsistic and cerebral, with an orchestral sort of interiority whereby the narrator’s thoughts skitter and hiccup around with musicality. When you read the Dolphin Lane Motel excerpt live on a Brooklyn rooftop at the Blank Swan expat event, you paced and sped up, oscillating between a quavering sonority and more blunt punctae.

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Interview with Garth Miró

MM) Much has been written about heroin and various other numbing agents. Seems pretty harmless, compared to other drugs like speed. For a responsible regular user like Burroughs could live to be past 80. What do you see as the danger in the allure?

 

GM) I see what you’re saying. Yes, it’s pretty harmless if you know what you’re doing. I mean, it’s the devil,

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Interview with James Nulick_part III

MM) One of the most significant attractions of your work to me is your irreverent and bold willingness to write from perspectives you don’t physically embody. In recent years and culminating in this collection, you’ve really doubled down. It’s more alien and eerie now. There’s a sense of disembodiment, dissociation and depersonalization in these liminal spaces you write from, be it a young girl or feline or victim of atrocity.

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