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I Advance Under a Mask: Forth Go the Banners of the King of Hell* – Sean Kilpatrick

“Nothing can be more contemptible than that tinsel splendor of Language, which some writers perpetually affect.” Hugh Blair

 

“Minimalism is close to mediocrity and mindlessness, a way for the ungifted to have a literary career, and for readers who really hate literature to pretend to be reading something serious.”  Paul West

 

*Larvatus Prodeo: Vexilla Regis Prodeunt Inferni, Descartes / Dante / Fortunatus

 

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Interview with James Nulick

MM) You are a rare book collector / bibliophile / book aficionado/ fetishist. Tell me how you first got into collecting. What sort of books do you tend to seek out? And how/when did you start doing your signature stove top pics on Twitter? 

 

JN) I’ve always been a collector, even as a teenager. I was also a completist. Back in my teens it was Stephen King books.

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Interview with Eric Cecil

What is the significance of the eponymous theme of tunnels? Be it metaphysical, or literal, such as in subway tunnels, they figure in a majority of the stories. Could you elaborate on why tunnels?

 
 
They’re often dark, cramped, unknowable, and sometimes they take us to unlikely places. They’re also good for hiding. 

 

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I’ve interpreted these as horror stories before, but you don’t consider yourself a horror writer.

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Interview with Homeless

What the hell are you, anyway?

 

I’m a coiled ball of clogged arteries being batted around by a diabetic cat. But then the cat, already losing interest and growing bored, already losing steam, accidentally bats me under a couch. The cat wanders over to the couch, peers underneath, gives me a lazy, uninterested look, and, seeing I’m too far back to be reached,

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