from The Nature Book
Los Angeles Review of Books, 2020
The Nature Book (forthcoming from Coffee House Press) is a novel that collages nature descriptions from 300 other novels into a single, seamless text. This is an excerpt from Part I, “The Four Seasons." Learn more about The Nature Book on my site here.
Header Image: Kota Ezawa, Still from “City of Nature” (2010), video, 3’55”. Courtesy of the artist.
First Thought Worst Thought: Collected Books 2011-2014
Gauss PDF, 2015
First Thought Worst Thought is a digital and print archive of the 40 books I wrote in four years. A number of these books are "night novels," or fiction works that I composed in one night. Some of them were written as part of NaNoWriNiMo, my improvement on the popular write-a-novel-in-a-month contest.
Guide Book, with introductions to each book
Links to Night Novels:
Electric Literature, 2020
If you read almost any pre-WWI novel, you’ll find liberal use of the word “ejaculated” in moments of intense dialogue. Authors often used the term to denote an exclamation; in the words of the OED, to ejaculate can mean “to utter suddenly.” This literary supercut repurposes these sudden utterances from 35 novels including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Anne of Green Gables, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Riders of the Purple Sage.