Bumblemoth: News from the Studio

REVIEW IN DRUNKEN BOAT: “a journey through the aftermath of twenty-first century post-war experience”

August 11, 2015

“These stories provide a steady drift through the place that all readers, at least for a short time, have visited: the place of despair. Where the reader meets the text is the place where that experience floats, steady, even, without too much upset, without too much rocking to and fro—a steady movement from one story […]

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Publisher’s Weekly Review: Heady, Euphoric, Singular, Surprising

July 24, 2015

“Wikswo’s singular lines strike like the tone of a bell, resonating across pages, while her beautifully composed images echo the surprising twists of language: ghosts “more trout than human,” a shadow that resembles a “camel. A monkey puzzle tree. A quail.” The stories defy genre or distillation and instead take the reader on a journey […]

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INTE/REVIEW IN WARSCAPES: a dream map of a visionary’s brain. may change the way you view the book as object, the story as word. It is unlike anything else out there.

July 24, 2015

“Quintan Ana Wikswo has carved out a space of artistic living unlike anyone else. Her work bleeds into multiple disciplines, from fiction to poetry to photography to performance art to simply living in a sort of shamanistic kind of world, where every mundane or broken object becomes endowed with importance, where no story is off-limits […]

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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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STAR TRIBUNE REVIEW: A Dreamlike Collection of Stories

July 2, 2015

REVIEW: THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR BY QUINTAN ANA WIKSWO A DREAMLIKE COLLECTION OF STORIES By TOBIAS CARROL “There’s an art to the arrangement of words and images in “The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far,” Quintan Ana Wikswo’s new collection. It’s more than the way authors like W.G. Sebald, […]

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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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LA Weekly Critic’s Pick 6/23: LA Book Launch / “an artist and writer who has never limited herself to only one medium and certainly not to two dimensions.”

June 19, 2015

“The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far is the acclaimed new book of words and images by Quintan Ana Wikswo, an artist and writer who has never limited herself to only one medium and certainly not to two dimensions. “Although the foundation of the book is her sparkling prose, the accompanying visual art is […]

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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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Lambda Literary Noteworthy New LGBTQ Books: “sit tight and be patient with the unknowing. I promise you it will be worth it.”

June 19, 2015

Lambda Literary has selected The Hope Of Floating Has Carried Us This Far as one of their four noteworthy new LGBTQ releases for June 2015. Read the list here…. And check out their review of the book here. “In the first few pages of Quintan Ana Wikswo’s debut story collection, The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us […]

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Shout-Out in THE RUMPUS / “THE SPOOKY SENSES OF QUINTAN ANA WIKSWO”

June 19, 2015

A shout-out in the illustrious The Rumpus about The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far. Quintan will be performing a selection from the book at Green Apple Books in the Park in SF on 6/25, with upright bass by Arthur Kell and a moderated discussion and Q&A with Maxine Chernoff. “When we are […]

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Book Review in Electric Literature: “I have followed a woman into the wilderness”

June 16, 2015

Read the full review of The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far in Electric Literature: “The senses created by this reading experience are forever heightening. ‘I have followed a woman into the wilderness.’ Seriously. I have. These aren’t my words, but they apply here. When I read Quintan Ana Wikswo’s collection of stories, The Hope of Floating […]

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Book Review at Lambda Literary: “Quintan Ana Wikswo proves herself unafraid of the depths”

June 16, 2015

Thanks to Lambda Literary for the glowing review of The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far. Click here to read:  “In the first few pages of Quintan Ana Wikswo’s debut story collection, The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far, you might wonder where you are. You might wonder where you’re going. You […]

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