Bumblemoth: News from the Studio

6/26 “LUMINOSITY: THE PASSIONS OF MARIE CURIE” German Premiere at Festpiel Tolstefanz

June 24, 2016

For those of you in Germany, I’m pleased to let you know that the chamber opera Luminosity: The Passions of Marie Curie by composer Pamela Madsen with video by Quintan Ana Wikswo –Pierre’s Dissertation on Crystals– will be performed by the extraordinary Nicholas Isherwood June 26th at the Festpiel Tolstenfanz! We are all very excited about the ELECTRIC […]

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An Open Letter About Orlando

June 14, 2016

I remember when I was 19, a Desert Storm combat vet taught me how to shoot an AR-15 at a Texas gun range – he was upset after my girlfriend and I almost got killed by white bigots for making out in a Taco Bell parking lot, and all I had was a knife to […]

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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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World Tour of opera “LUMINOSITY: THE PASSIONS OF MARIE CURIE” with video projections

April 13, 2016

quintan ana wikswo luminosity marie curie video photography

I’m thrilled to announce the upcoming international tour of the multi-media opera LUMINOSITY: THE PASSIONS OF MARIE CURIE, a collaboration composed byPamela Madsen with my site-specific video and image installations and projections, which I created at the labs of Marie Curie in Paris. Luminosity: The Passions of Marie Curie is a multi-media opera about the passions of […]

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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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2/24: “POLONIUM” performed in CSUF New Music Festival

February 12, 2016

My video projection POLONIUM, a collaboration with composer Pamela Madsen will be performed on Feb 24 as part of the 15th Annual CSUF New Music Festival, along with works by Pauline Oliveros and Arvo Part. I spent two weeks filming at Marie Curie’s laboratories in Paris, and love this collaboration! If you’re in town hope […]

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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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