Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Next Big Thing

This is a meme wherein writers answer a set of questions about the project that they're working on. I was tagged by eth press partner-in-crime David Hadbawnik.

What is the working title of the book?

Most of my writing energy goes into my dissertation these days, but I'm also working on two creative projects, off and on:

1. Three Novels: Russia, or Realism; New Mexico, or Romance; Tomorrowland, or Fantasy.

2. The nine project.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

1. So, I did this other project a few years ago called "1000 poems for THE LAND", in which I fragmented some old novels set around New Mexico. I then paired the fragments using an arcane system that balanced the relative obscurity of the words. Or something like that. The pairs of fragments (one in all caps, one in all lowercase) were scattered around twenty acres of land outside of Albuquerque; the idea was that people might stumble across them, the textual equivalents of a worn fossil or bone or arrowhead.

One of the poems for THE LAND