Bumblemoth: News from the Studio

INTERVIEW IN LAMBDA LITERARY: “occupies territory the way only the bravest literary works do”

August 13, 2015

“Quintan Ana Wikswo’s debut book, The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us this Far (Coffee House Press), occupies territory the way only the bravest literary works do: the characters and places within shirk boundaries and create new ones, exist both inside and outside the world as we know it, and redefine love and existence in […]

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INTERVIEW IN ELECTRIC LITERATURE: “an intoxicating read”

August 12, 2015

“The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far is a successfully ambitious bending of form that takes the reader beyond the expected in both literature and art. There’s a lot of bending in Wikswo’s work—time, form, genre, narrative, historical record—which encourages the reader to explore the territories we may not have encountered in more familiar forms […]

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REVIEW IN VERTIGO: murky, gooey, slippery, stormy, malign, and, above all else, erotic

July 13, 2015

“The stories and photographs in Quintan Ana Wikswo’s The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us this Far strike a balance of power that is exceedingly rare in books that combine fiction with photography…Wikswo is equally deft with words and photographs. “The densely-layered, impressionistic, and yet coherent images in her book seem to have been created […]

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Review in Bookslut: Evocative of Andrei Tarkovsky and Ingmar Bergman

July 8, 2015

“Wikswo’s writing’s emotional power, coupled with a fantastical, dreamlike quality underscored with darkness and a fixation on mortality, gives her prose a cinematic nature evocative of Andrei Tarkovsky and Ingmar Bergman. Wikswo’s interest in the transformative function of writing is less in the product and more the act; how, in a Blanchotian sense, we lose […]

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Largehearted Boy: Stream the Playlist for The Hope Of Floating via Spotify

July 7, 2015

Stream a playlist of Quintan’s soundtrack for THE HOPE OF FLOATING at Spotify, and check out LARGEHEARTED BOY for her essay on the music that informed the writing of the book. In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen,Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana […]

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GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE READING 7/7: “one of Brooklyn’s most engaging artistic and literary voices”

June 27, 2015

GREENLIGHT BOOKS // BROOKLYN  Tuesday, July 7, 7:30 PM Quintan Ana Wikswo presents The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far In conversation with Robert Repino Reading with video projection and live musical accompaniment by bassist Arthur Kell Brooklyn-based author, visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker Quintan Ana Wikswo is a former human rights activist whose experiences inform […]

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE REVIEW: haunting debut tempts audience to delve into eerie depths

June 27, 2015

CHICAGO TRIBUNE Review: ‘The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far’ by Quintan Ana Wikswo By Kathleen Rooney   Quintan Ana Wikswo’s strange and haunting debut, “The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far” is less like a book of stories and more like a museum installation. Surrounded by and broken up with white […]

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BOOK TOUR: SAN FRANCISCO JUNE 25th / Green Apple Books in the Park “she exudes an uncanny power of magic and wizardry”

June 19, 2015

Green Apple Books invites you to join Quintan Ana Wikswo in conversation with Maxine Chernoff about her collection of stories, The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far. Wikswo will perform selections with upright bassist Arthur Kell. Green Apple Books on the Park 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, California 94122 Thursday, June 25 at 7:30pm VIEW […]

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BOOK TOUR: LOS ANGELES JUNE 23rd “radiant, sensual, endlessly layered”

June 19, 2015

Please join Coffee House Press, Tuesdays At Monk Space, Some Serious Business,Creative Capital, and Skylight Books invite you to celebrate the launch of Quintan Ana Wikswo‘s  THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR – a book of short stories and photographs on Coffee House Press. Tuesdays at MONK SPACE Monk Space 4414 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, California 90004 Event […]

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Interview in Creative Capital’s THE LAB: “Quintan Ana Wikswo’s new book of photography and stories comes as a spiritual guide”

June 12, 2015

“Quintan Ana Wikswo queers storylines and images. For a society recently focused on how rigidly we should adhere to the identities that are supposed to define us, Quintan Ana Wikswo’s new book of photography and stories comes as a spiritual guide.” Read the full interview with Alex Teplitsky on Creative Capital’s The Lab The Hope of […]

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Featured Interview on LitHub: “Spooky Fiction at a Distance: the Principled Uncertainty of Quintan Ana Wikswo”

June 6, 2015

The inestimable Literary Hub published this interview with me – “Spooky Fiction at a Distance: The Principled Uncertainty of Quintan Ana Wikswo – conducted by poet and editor Maxine Chernoff. “In these stories, disasters in war and love trigger peculiar unexpected metamorphoses…Cataclysmic apocalypses such as hurricanes, political coups, and military invasions find equal footing with lovers’ […]

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BOOK TOUR: NYC LAUNCH JUNE 11th

June 6, 2015

Thursday, June 11 at 6:00pm Howl Happening 6 East 1st St, New York, New York 10003 Coffee House Press, Howl Happening, Some Serious Business, Creative Capital, and Bowery Poetry Club invite you to to celebrate the launch of Quintan Ana Wikswo‘s THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR – a book of short stories and photographs on Coffee House […]

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SPRING 2015 STUDIO NEWS

June 5, 2015

This month’s studio news is available online here – news includes the launch and book tour of my collection of short stories and photographs The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far on Coffee House Press – several exhibitions including Ronald Feldman Gallery(NYC), F.A.C.T. Museum (UK), a new Guernica essay, a Hyperallergic feature interview, the inclusion of my work in the archives at […]

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An Insurrectionist Interview on Pixilated / 0s & 1s

June 3, 2015

Two insurrectionists, Robert Repino & Quintan Ana Wikswo, embark in conversation on their new books in Os and 1s episode XI.   In this installment, Andrew Lipstein set up Robert Repino (above) with Quintan Ana Wikswo (below). They discuss the subway’s magnetic field, metamorphosis and transmogrification, the editing process, letting go of stories, tedious turf conversations & more. CLICK HERE to read the […]

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INTERVIEW in HYPERALLERGIC / “Fieldwork”

April 2, 2015

I talked at length for an interview with Hyperallergic‘s Ashley P. Taylot. Hyperallergic has been quite supportive of my work over the past two years, and it was a powerful experience to walk with them through the FIELDWORK and OUT HERE DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL project. She talks a bit about seeing the work installed in […]

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