Bumblemoth: News from the Studio

FORTHCOMING NOVEL / “A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE”

August 22, 2017

Quintan Ana Wikswo’s A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE / forthcoming October 2017 / Stalking Horse Press I’m delighted to announce the upcoming publication of my second book, a fabulist family history – a novel with photographs that surrounds sexuality, resistance, and the battle for independence in the mixed-race town of Lynchburg, […]

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ONGOING PRAISE & PRESS FOR “THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR”

July 10, 2017

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “In these stories, author and visual artist Wikswo’s juxtaposes dreamy, surreal prose with shadowed, ambiguous, occluded dreamscapes to haunting effect. Her stories defy narrative and instead read like a series of short poems or incantations—heady, euphoric, and full with loss.” Wikswo’s singular lines strike like the tone of a bell, resonating across pages, […]

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INTERVIEW: Quintan Ana Wikswo in Jackalope

September 26, 2017

click here to read the interview by Chantelle Mitchell – here’s an excerpt: “Have you noticed anything specific about your artistic process? It helps to have enemies. I think I write for retribution, vengeance, emotional reparations. I’ve been thinking a lot about emotional reparations and emotional justice because there’s no real money in writing, so those of […]

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Dennis Cooper on SCAR: “One of this year’s big amazements – whose beauty is letter-perfect”

September 26, 2017

Dennis Cooper writes “”One of this year’s big amazements – whose beauty is letter-perfect” and chooses A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE as one of his top four books he’s read and loved!  4 books I read recently & loved: Rem+Rom A RAFT MANIFEST, Matthew Revert Human Trees, Quintan Ana Wikswo A […]

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Interview: NPR’s Words on a Wire

September 26, 2017

Listen in here to an interview with the brilliant Tim Hernandez on my books, especially my 2015 short story collection THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR. This is the first in a two-part series – the next will discuss my novel A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE.  Host Tim […]

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Interview: Exhibition at University of Missouri

September 26, 2017

I’m interviewed here in Vox magazine by Caroline Watkins: “It Happened” art exhibit displays work created by survivors of sexual assault The exhibit confronts the harsh reality of sexual assault through a variety of mediums Quintan Ana Wikswo, a featured artist in the exhibition, describes why the discussion of sexual assault and gender violence on college […]

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FORTHCOMING ANTHOLOGY: They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing on Black Lawrence Press

August 22, 2017

Craig Foltz and I have a collaborative piece in the forthcoming anthology They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing on Black Lawrence Press, one of my favorite indie presses in the world today.  The editors Simone Muench is the author of the chapbook Trace and, Dean Rader is the author of the full-length collaborative poetry […]

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NPR RADIO INTERVIEW #1 of 2: 9/17/17 on Words on a Wire with Tim Hernandez and Daniel Chacon

August 22, 2017

My first interview with the jaw-dropping Tim Hernandez will air on one of my favorite NPR literary programs, WORDS ON A WIRE on Sunday, September 17th. You can go to their website to tune in, and the session will be archived for global listening. We’ll be talking about my first book, a semi-memoir hybrid-nonfiction collection of […]

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PRE-ORDER NOVEL + EARLY PRAISE

August 22, 2017

“Beautiful, horrifying, passionate, and bold. A Long Curving Scar is all of these things, in addition to a stirring and compelling read…but it is also a fascinating chronicle of the effects of place and history on the individual, and a record of how little of the inequities of that history in this country have yet […]

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GROUP EXHIBITION: University of Missouri “Fieldwork” and “A Man Walked Up And Wanted To Buy Us”

August 22, 2017

I have two bodies of work appearing in the IT HAPPENED exhibition at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery at the University of Missouri. Curators Katina Bitsicas and Lee Ann Woolery are including FIELDWORK in a new edition, as well as the premiere exhibition of my suite A MAN WALKED BY AND WANTED TO BUY US. Exhibition dates: Monday, […]

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Forthcoming Anthology: “Nonagon” in Emergency Index by Ugly Duckling Presse

August 22, 2017

I’m delighted that “NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE RISING,” my original piece for movement, monologue, and music by Arthur Kell will be forthcoming in Ugly Duckling Presse’s EMERGENCY INDEX: AN ANNUAL DOCUMENT OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICE . My original performance monologue/text was first published in Numero Cinq magazine and since then has been performed in multiple situations.  […]

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FORTHCOMING ANTHOLOGY: “Strange Attractors” on University of Massachusetts Press

August 22, 2017

Delighted to have my nonfiction work COYOTE ON HOLY MOUNTAIN including in the forthcoming anthology STRANGE ATTRACTORS, edited by Edie Meidev, on University of Massachusetts Press.  I wrote this the manifesto that accompanies my odd text – part of my ongoing effort to decolonize nonfiction! And I love me a harangue. To read the piece, wait […]

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FIRST PODCAST / Bumblemoth Episode One: Creating Discomfort

May 15, 2017

I’d like to go down as a patriot on the side of discomfort. It’s dedicated to everybody I made angry this week. So here’s my first low-tech, home-made podcast dedicated to all the friends, adversaries, colleagues, neighbors, and ancestors that I argued with this week, and tomorrow’s plan to privilege my village’s cacti by offering […]

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Publication / “Nonagon” in Numero Cinq

April 28, 2017

My suite of texts and images NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE ABOUT TO RISE has been published by one of my favorite journals, Numero Cinq. You can read it here. You can learn more about the project on my website here.  I created this ritual in response to the invisibility of resistance workers from […]

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Publication / “Revolutionary Reading List” Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

April 27, 2017

The lovelies at Tarpaulin Sky Magazine asked me to send along what I’m reading for their ongoing series – here is WHAT I’M READING BY QUINTAN ANA WIKSWO.  These are the texts of revolution… These texts – not poems, not fictions, not prose, but rather, I think, expressions – dive into the world of flesh, pain, […]

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