Bumblemoth: News from the Studio


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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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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REVIEW IN REVIEW 31: “Smart, intoxicating, mysterious…a magnificent work and is perhaps the most original collection of fiction I have read in a long while”

September 17, 2015

“The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far is a magnificent work and is perhaps the most original collection of fiction I have read in a long while. These stories stretch and bend its reader as they come off the page at times like artefacts and at other times like something organic and muddy, made […]

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REVIEW IN VOL 1: “each sentence is a shaman holy enough to regard the stanza as a pair of shackles”

September 16, 2015

“Each story relies on a delicate juxtaposition of image and text. It supports the manner in which we process white space, as a sort of separate, “meta” narrative. Paragraphs seem unnecessary here, as if each sentence is a shaman holy enough to regard the stanza as a pair of shackles, or a superfluous control mechanism.” […]

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REVIEW IN DIAGRAM: “a myth digested by generations – site specific, witchy…”

September 14, 2015

“Folded narratives look back to consider themselves, answer their own questions. A reader finds herself swiveling about at phrases whose consequence shifts and clarifies as the collection progresses. The book churns like a machine, its gears revealing their teeth only in shifting. What winds the stories together is a thematic suggestion that the pain of […]

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REVIEW IN THE RUMPUS: “the text obliterates boundaries of form, structure, genre, and medium like a typhoon”

August 27, 2015

“Desire bends the world with transmogrifying persistence in Wikswo’s debut collection, The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far, until the reality we thought we knew erodes into the background of a whorling landscape rife with longing. The tragedy of embodiment, of our inherent separation from one another, permeates a text whose protagonists strive to […]

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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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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 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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