RE: PANK Review
Sarah Lippmann gave RE:Telling a good read and wrote a really nice review over at the PANK BLOG.
RE: Open Letters Monthly Reviews RE:Telling
Peter Jurmu gave Re:Telling a thorough reading over at Open Letters Monthly, pairing us with Robert Coover’s collection A Child Again (McSweeney’s Books, 2005). Strange coincidence that I gave Coover a copy of RE:Telling when he read with us in Providence back in April. The reading was in a bar, so Coover offered to buy me a beer. I said I’d have a Bud Light. He said,...
RE: Mona Lisa Mona Lisa Mona Lisa
In addition to collecting fiction and poetry from thirty accomplished writers, RE: Telling features a folio of acrylic paintings by Teresa Buzzard that re-tell da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” ten times. Buzzard’s work is bold and bright. She mixes exuberance with a sweet humor, and she brings a narrative quality to her subjects. (NOTE: Before you read this Q&A, link to H&M’s Your Art Here T-Shirt...
RE: New Review in decomP
Read Spencer Dew’s comprehensive review of RE:Telling at decomP. Quoting: “The variety of engagement with retelling as act and idea makes this an exciting and intriguing volume.” Special mentions of retellings by contributors Jim Ruland, Molly Gaudry, Shya Scanlon, and Henry Jenkins.
RE: Michael Martone
MICHAEL MARTONE is the author of twelve books of fiction and non-fiction, including Unconventions: Attempting the Art of Craft and the Craft of Art and Double-Wide: Collected Fiction of Michael Martone. His work has been recognized with two NEA Fellowships and the AWP Book Award for Non-Fiction. He teaches in the program for Creative Writing at the University of Alabama. His contribution to the...
RE: Lily Hoang & Kathleen Rooney
LILY HOANG’S first book, Parabola, won the Chiasmus Press UnDoing the Novel Contest. She is also the author of the novels Changling (Fairy Tale Review Press), which received a PEN Beyond Margins Award, and The Evolutionary Revolution (Les Figues Press). Her newest book is a collaborative collection of short stories called Unfinished (Jaded Ibis Press). This fall she will be joining the faculty...
RE: Win a Copy of RE:Telling
Necessary Fiction is running a RE:Telling contest. Visit their site and post an idea for a story re-telling. Your re-telling can be of a movie, a book, a tv show, a video game, a cartoon, or whatever.The best re-telling idea will win copy of the RE:Telling anthology, courtesy of Steve Himmer, Necessary Fiction Editor. Entries close at noon, this Saturday, April 2. Enter here! Enter now!
RE: Review in Prick of the Spindle, 5.1
Nice review of RE:Telling featured in the new issue of Prick of the Spindle. Cynthia Reeser, founder/publisher of Prick of the Spindle and Aqueous Books, highlights stories by contributors Matt Bell, Alicia Gifford, Michael Martone, Josh Maday, and Corey Mesler, saying: “(stories) in the collection…refract and distort the original stories as they interpret, re-purpose, and frame...
RE: The Plot to Kidnap Stonehenge
COREY MESLER has published in numerous journals and anthologies. He has published four novels, a book of short stories, numerous chapbooks and one full-length poetry collection. His workhas been nominated for a Pushcart numerous times, and two of his poems have been chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. He and his wife run a bookstore in Memphis. Your retelling, “The Plot to Kidnap...
RE: First Review
TimeOut Chicago gave RE:Telling a three star review. Nice headline: New Anthology Strikes Silver While Mining Cultural Touchstones. Check it out.
Blake Butler RE: Lynch
Blake Butler is the author of the forthcoming novel There Is No Year, the novella Ever, and the novel-in-stories Scorch Atlas. He edits HTML Giant as well as two journals of innovative text: Lamination Colony and No Colony. His writing has appeared in The Believer, Unsaid, Fence, and Dzanc’s Best of the Web. Blake’s contribution to RE:Telling is called “Fire Walk With Me”, a story about...
RE: Mario's Three Lives
Matt Bell is the author of How They Were Found as well as three chapbooks, Wolf Parts, The Collectors, and How the Broken Lead the Blind. His fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Willow Springs, Unsaid, and American Short Fiction, and has been selected for inclusion in anthologies such as Best American Mystery Stories 2010 and Best American Fantasy 2. His book...
RE: Young Riippi
JOSEPH RIIPPI is the author of the novel Do Something! Do Something! Do Something! (Ampersand Books). Recent writing appears in The Brooklyn Rail, PANK, Everyday Genius, elimae, Emprise Review, Epiphany, The Bitter Oleander, and Salamander. His latest book, The Orange Suitcase, is coming in 2011 from Ampersand. He lives in New York. His contribution to RE: Telling is called “The Confusions...
RE: Why The Minotaur Remained A Virgin
J. Bradley is the author of Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books) and the flash fiction chapbook The Serial Rapist Sitting Behind You Is A Robot (Safety Third Enterprises). He is the Interview Editor of PANK Magazine and lives at www.iheartfailure.net. “Why the Minotaur Remained a Virgin” is one of three poems in the RE:Telling anthology. It seems that poetry has a long history of...
RE: A & P
Heather Fowler’s stories and poems have appeared in numerous journals, including PANK, Prick of the Spindle, Necessary Fiction, JMWW, The Northville Review, riverbabble, and The Nervous Breakdown. Her new book of stories, Suspended Heart, will be available very soon from Aqueous Books (more below on that). In her contribution to the RE:Telling anthology,“A&P, Come Again”, Heather...
ALIAS: Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay is co-editor of PANK, fiction editor of Blue Stem, and an assistant professor of English at Eastern Illinois University. Her fiction has appeared in a number of journals, including Annalemma, Artifice, Mid-American Review, Necessary Fiction, Keyhole, Everyday Genius, and elsewhere. Her contribution to the RE:Telling anthology is called “Alias: The Complete Series or Some Hearts Are...
RE: Darcie Dennigan Would Prefer Not To
Darcie Dennigan, author of Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse, has contributed a poem to RE:Telling called “Bartleby in Domesticity.” In her telling, Bartleby is a dog who prefers not to bark. But, of course, that’s not what the poem is about. I asked Darcie to talk a bit about her long-standing interest in Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener”, and here’s...
The Devil explained that he was ready to admit defeat. He had been flushed out...– Pedro Ponce, from “The Devil and the Dairy Princess”
Whereas 13 and 14
Whereas the Godzilladelic and the Bunyanesque are both tales of dwarfing awe; and Whereas the Abbaesque and the Madonnaish;
Whereas 11 and 12
Whereas the Humpert was one cracked egg; and Whereas domesticity is a complex set of agreed upon preferences and preferences not to;
Whereas 8, 9, and 10
Whereas the Milleresque and the Salingeresque; and Whereas the Borgesian and the Beckettian and the Musilian and the Updikian and the Martonian; and Whereas the Wolfian and the Abramsian and the Lynchian;
Donatello has an iPhone. He is holding it and touching the screen with his...– “Go Ninja Go Ninja Go” by Crispin Best
Whereas a stolen book is a liberated book;
Whereas the Stonehenge remains, in essence, a dialogue;
Kickstarter - Publish the RE:Telling Anthology! →
Make a gift of $15.00 to support RE: Telling and you will get a copy of the anthology, to be published in February 2011 by Ampersand Books. Stories from an amazing lineup of writers, all re-telling familiar stories from TV, film, pop culture, litreature, mythology, and more. Here’s who: Matt Bell / Alicia Gifford / Michael Martone / Daniel Grandbois / Darcie Dennigan / Peter Conners / Jim...
Whereas Shakespeare has many tops but only one Bottom;
Whereas Jack & Jill are ever fetching; and
32 writers / 68,000+ words
Big doc shipped to Cook of Ampersand Books. He to perfect the layout. Cover comps imminent — cover designer is the absolute best of indie book designers. Who are some of the 32? To name but a few: Matt Bell Samantha Hunt Pedro Ponce Lily Hoang and Kathleen Rooney Tom LaFarge …more to follow.
Whereas a redhead ruled a black & white world; and Whereas Borges visited Indiana and Indiana visited Borges; and Whereas Satan the Devil does not like milk but does like milkmaids…
Coming Soon from Ampersand Books...
RE: Telling: An Anthology of Stories Told with Borrowed Premises, Appropriated Characters, Filched Plots, Stolen Styles, and Mimicked Modes. That is, the Biblical, the Shakespearical, the Godzillical, the Jack & Jillical, the Borgesical, the Bunyanical. So much fun reading a story that (maybe) you know from the television or from a video game or comic book. So much fun experiencing a movie...