Bumblemoth: News from the Studio


November 29, 2017

The launch for my new novel-with-photographs A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE is hosted by the beloved Collected Works Bookstore on December 12 at 6pm – along with the launch of James Reich’s newest book SOFT INVASIONS. Check out the listing here and the facebook invite here.  The readings will be followed by a […]

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Interview: NPR’s Words on a Wire

October 15, 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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FORTHCOMING ANTHOLOGY: They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing on Black Lawrence Press

October 6, 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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Forthcoming Anthology: “Nonagon” in Emergency Index by Ugly Duckling Presse

October 1, 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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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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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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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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Sign Up for Tiny Letter: The Adventures and Misadventures of La Bruja Viksva

March 8, 2017

In the coming era, I’ll have some artwork, fieldwork and activist adventures to share, some of which don’t need to go out over the public transom! Please consider signing up for my wee transmissions to your inbox via TinyLetter! Many of you know my daily presence of harangues, work updates, and whatnot generally appear on Facebook…some eventually […]

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February 10, 2017

Here is my open letter to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs regarding their disability rights infringements at #AWP17. Please write me at Q at Quintan wikswo dot com regarding disability in/accessibility at #AWP17. I have included the list of contacts at the end – I suggest contacting their Board Chair (David Haynes,214-768-3561) and […]

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05/05: Interview in Conjunctions with Edie Meidav about “The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far”

May 3, 2016

Honored to be interviewed by one of my heroes, writer and editor Edie Meidav, at Conjunctions magazine. Click here to read the interview. http://www.conjunctions.com/webconj.htm Conjunctions has published my work multiple times over the years…including here (a story from my recently published book The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far) and here (a selection from my recently completed […]

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4/16: Radio Interview about “Fieldwork” and “Out Here Death Is No Big Deal”

April 15, 2016

Tune in to the streaming radio broadcast this Saturday April 16 from 10am-12pm MST to hear me and Susan Martin of Some Serious Business interviewed on 96.9FM Kmrd-LP Madrid Community Radio‘s “PLANET JUNIPER: with Bett and Beth” in legendary Madrid, New Mexico. Livestreaming at http://www.kmrd.fm/listen We’ll be getting into the thick about my ‪‎OutHereDeathIsNoBigDeal‬ project on gender […]

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Review in LA Review: “a voice of startling originality, one that hearkens a Beckett or a Lispector in a manner all of her own”

December 9, 2015

Many thanks for Edmund Zagorinin’s thrilling review of my new book The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far in the Los Angeles Review: “Readers will find in Wikswo a voice of startling originality, one that hearkens to the challenges of a Beckett or a Lispector and yet does so in a manner all of her own, […]

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Review 31’s Best Books of 2015: “Wikswo works an astonishing alchemy with her writing”

December 8, 2015

Many thanks to the editors of Britain’s Review 31 for selecting my book The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far as one of the seven books selected for Review 31’s Best Novels of 2015…along with Marilynne Robinson and Ben Lerner. Editor Jason deYoung even made an exception, because it’s not a novel, exactly. It’s just it’s […]

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Kenyon Review: Holiday Reading Selections

December 7, 2015

Many thanks to the Editors of the Kenyon Review for selecting my new book as one of their Holiday Reading Selections…and for the lovely words. “These secret specimens of lost worlds, of cartography and discovery and longing,” one of Quintan Ana Wikswo’s characters says—referring to a pack of letters, but also tidily summarizing the author/artist’s new […]

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