Last spring I had the good fortune to carry on a dialogue with writer Brandon Schrand about form, language, and experimentation in the writing of memoir. The Mountain and the Fathers eschews chronology for fragmentation and thematic connection, and Brandon’s newest, Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem and Misbehavior, is a freewheeling, fun, affecting memoir penned in the found form of a works cited. You can check out our conversation in this month’s issue of Brevity.
We’ve got a cover for the memoir, and I’m up in the latest Counterpoint catalog–exciting stuff!
Big news here in the last few weeks: Counterpoint Press recently bought my memoir-in-fragments The Mountain, the Fathers for publication in spring of 2012. I’m delighted to be working with the folks at Counterpoint and to be joining a catalog that features writers such as Wendell Berry, Debra Marquart, Larry Woiwode, John Daniel, Gary Snyder, and many more.