Sunday, September 03, 2006

When did I become cool?

A review of my Dusie chapbook, thanks to Jon Leon. Yay!

I went swiming after my run this morning.

Lester bathed in his bird dish after I changed the water.

We're having a Labor Day party.

An excuse to make food and clean house.


Ian Keenan said...

What I like most about this is the way that time is represented – each narrative fragment is given its chance to exist as a whole on a page in relation to the other time-fragments represented on the other pages.

It deals with neurosis – that of other people, often deliberately implausible – and then gets down the business of being happy.

K. Lorraine Graham said...

Hi Ian, thanks for your comments.

I've been thinking about ways of extending/suspending--to the point that it is perhaps ridiculous or unreal--alogue and other social narrative moments in time. So I'm glad some of that comes across.

All that neurosis is totally real, but just like the dialogue it becomes either disembodied or (hopefully) more distinctly horrible through suspention in time on the page. I like playing with what's real/unreal, and fiction is a good place to do that. And performance.