Exhibit 1.1.12

Sonora Review


So since I’ve been home I’ve been reading a lot of books for an upcoming class, but my attention keeps getting pulled away by the new Sonora Review. You should go order it and read it and support them because, damnit, it’s just too awesome. I gather from the website this hand-bound model is a limited edition done by Spork Press*. I can easily say it’s as nicely put together as any literary journal I’ve ever been in.

And the work inside makes it worth it. I haven’t yet read everything, but current Cupboard author Andrew Borgstrom is in there with a great story, as is Kim Gek Lin Short whose prose poems are from the same world as her chapbook Run which I wrote about here. I’m not positive, but I think these are going to be in the book China Cowboy from Tarpaulin Sky. That’s a book you’re going to want.

Then there’s nonfiction from Brian Oliu “about” the old Nintendo game Double Dribble. I love that game, and this series (or whatever it is). Every so often I go watch the videos being made for these, especially this one:

My piece is mostly notable for featuring a character not named Miss Hampster. Once at a reading I mistakenly said this name the first time and then had to keep using it subsequently. It was hard.

* Initially I didn’t know what Sonora meant when they credited “Spork” but only because I’m an idiot. I’ve seen Spork Press stuff before and it’s always this nice looking.

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