by Fin Sorrel
Transversal is a tidal pool of dream imagery, a mad dunk in a pool full of genome, a full helping of swine flu with a side of sexy times. Wonder what would happen if every character in The Magnificent Seven was played by Horst Buchholz? Transversal is like that, the wondering, the faces folding into one another, except in book form. Like this:
I want to talk about the first time I met Suki. Her image is slowly disappearing in my mind, and I fear I am forgetting completely. I try to imagine the details of her body, I cannot even imagine the details of my own right now. For so long I haven’t thought about what I look like, it is frightening to think about even looking in a mirror. Do I have hair, young, or old, am I a woman or a man? Is my body a horse, or a mountain? In a dream, I saw my face melting when I looked at it in the mirror. My reflection at first sight was complete, intact, but slowly, it became elongated, and the skin sliced off my bones, exposed my fat. I could not recognize my appearance, and so to describe me, there it was.
I am, I gather, a consistently melting thing, evaporated at sight, smelling only of the remains of the room, surrounding the bones.
No need to be afraid, cancel the Disney channel and get a copy of Transversal instead.
The squawk back
Aug 24, 2018 — The black cherry tree. and 3 more, shorter, by Anastasia Cojocaru — Day at the Beach by Charles Springer — Firefly. by Lauren Keil — Carla-Rosa Manfredino's... On the pier. — In the Gaze of Quasimodo. by Alan Britt — E m 1 7. by Fin Sorrel — California I'd Bless Every Part. by Reba Beauchamp
The first chapter to my book in progress has just appeared on QUEEN MOBS TEAHOUSE.
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Collaborative story with Zachary Scott Hamilton and Zach Hubbird [HERE]
poems for photo zine
Alicia Dianne [alicia13.myporfolio.com]
& Fin Sorrel
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"Donio" [5th wall press]
"Charlie, big wrestle-eats cheesecake, the filigree of serpents falling behind him as he walks home."
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Caramel Floods (Paperback) [order]
By Fin Sorrel
Pski's Porch, 9780998847641, 352pp.
Publication Date: October 4, 2017
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Surreal and seeping, Sorrel's stories dance through minefields without a sound, explode themselves over silent seas, and leave our galaxy behind on their way into the center of vision. Caramel Floods sets readers on a rowboat and shoves them toward the other side of the pond, where the rushes glow in the moonlight.
About the Author
Fin Sorrel was born February 9, 1985, in California. He was raised in Oregon, and as a teenager, he dropped out of high school to further his personal studies in black and white photography, he learned how to hop freight trains, and studied anarchist literature at an info shop on 3rd and Burnside, in Portland, Oregon called liberation collective. His first adventure on trains led him to begin writing in a journal which was lost in a drunken bar fight on a road trip through northern California. He didn't give up, and began keeping journals of "poems" written using random newspaper articles, bits of conversation, and sketches. Living on the street, in squatted abandoned buildings, or on friends couches, Fin learned the hard lessons of life, which would be some of the later inspiration for his first short stories. After an incident where he was homeless traveling through Santa Barbara, Fin was hospitalized for a severed blood vessel in his septum, which led to his death. The clinic in Santa Barbara were able to recover Fin, and he lived through the incident. This would be the inspiration for such stories as Teacup Galaxy and explosion no. 1. Still traveling, Fin is working on his next collection of surreal tales for his first novella: Adams st. He runs MANNEQUIN HAUS, where he now publishes Avant Garde/ Surrealist fiction and plays. Exploring the country side from out of a backpack, ghost towns, and abandoned buildings fascinate, and inform his surreal style. Contact him via mannequin haus: infii2.weebly.com
A Book Review
FLOODS By Guinotte Wise
A book REVIEW
FLOODS BY Sheldon Lee Compton
Sleeping fish 12
This special 10th anniversary issue includes work by Dmitry Babenko, James Wagner, Gary Lutz,
Julie Reverb, Aaron Apps, Nick Francis Potter, The Brothers Goat, Adam Moorad, Paul Maliszewski,
Scott Bradfield, Joel Kopplin, Zachary Scott Hamilton, Marguerite W. Sullivan, Kim Chinquee,
Nance Van Winckel, James Grinwis, Rosaire Appel, Chiara Barzini, Daryl Scroggins, Norman Lock,
Guy Beining, John Olson, Ali Aktan Askin, Miranda Mellis, Andrei Guruianu, Michael Allen Zell,
Tim Keane & Robert Corless, Mel Bosworth & Ryan Ridge, Angela Stubbs, Wendy Collin Sorin,
Amy Albracht, Elizabeth Mikesch, Peter Markus, Sturnus Vulgaris, Jason Snyder, J’Lyn Chapman,
Stephen Gropp-Hess, Jada Smiley, Michael Peters, Robert Lopez, Rob Walsh, Carlos M. Luis,
Popahna Brandes, Aldo Bandinelli & Daisy Atterbury.
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A teacup of infinity
A galaxy of starfish salo press
Maudlin House - A Galaxy of Starfish is the metamodern ephemera untainted. The alt-lit experiment celebrated. Sexy cerebral automatism. Rivers of poems that flow directly into the sub cortex of our true function and thoughts. This is not just a book of awe surrealist poetry but documentation of a superior reality, our weird thoughts and inner being.