Bumblemoth: News from the Studio

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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Publication / “CARCASS” published in EDNA

April 24, 2017

Thanks to the wonderful folks at EDNA, the magazine of The Millay Colony, for publishing photographs and hybrid text of CARCASS, alongside work by fellow artists Wo Chan and Edwin Torres, and many other lovelies. You can read the work here: CARCASS  And you can also explore the performance/reading video, some additional photographs, and other […]

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04/01: “Nonagon” forthcoming in Numero Cinq

March 25, 2017

My work NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE ABOUT TO RISE will be published in the March issue of the delightfully daring magazine Numero Cinq – a perfect home for this piece in which dead resistance workers are called forth from the afterlife to come and guide us through the challenges we face in this […]

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OPEN LETTER TO AWP regarding DISABILITY RIGHTS

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

January 26, 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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01/17 on Soundcloud: “Carcass”

January 26, 2017

CARCASS written and read by QUINTAN ANA WIKSWO music composed and performed by ARTHUR KELL performed October 2016 at MADRID GENERAL, Madrid NM forthcoming on EDNA by the Millay Colony supported by Creative Capital and Some Serious Business CARCASS is an excerpt from the major body of work OUT HERE DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL, […]

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11/16: Published in Conjunctions / “THE HEART IS AN ORGAN WHICH MUST BE BLED” with CRAIG FOLTZ

November 20, 2016

A new hybrid text by me and Craig Foltz just published in Conjunctions – deemed “astonishing, gorgeous, uncanny” – THE HEART IS AN ORGAN WHICH MUST BE BLED is part of their new sci-fi issue Other Aliens. “The Heart Is An Organ Which Must Be Bled” can be read online here. “It was here that we drafted the […]

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

September 10, 2016

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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6/28: “On the Sofa” published in Kenyon Review Weekend Reads

June 29, 2016

A great big hooray to The Kenyon Review for featuring my short piece on two women in love and lust in 1920s Lithuania – ON THE SOFA OF A SYNAGOGUE IN VILNIUS, 1923 – in KR’s Weekend Reads. And much love to the elderly survivor who told me her love story one afternoon in Vilnius […]

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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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AWP Conference and Book Fair in LA: “THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR”

March 31, 2016

If you’re rambling through the Association of Writers & Writing Programs‪  #awp Bookfair, and you stop by the Coffee House Press booth, consider giving my book a little scratch under the chin. There are djinns involved.

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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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