The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing

The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing

by Davis Schneiderman (Editor)

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The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing by Davis Schneiderman

This second volume of The &Now Awards recognizes the most provocative, hardest-hitting, deadly serious, patently absurd, cutting-edge, avant-everything-and-nothing work from the years 2009-11. The &NOW Awards features writing as a contemporary art form: writing as it is practiced today by authors who consciously treat their work as an art, and as a practice explicitly aware of its own literary and extra-literary history— as much about its form and materials, language, as it about its subject matter. The &NOW conference, moving from the University of Notre Dame (2004), Lake Forest College (2006), Chapman University (2008), the University at Buffalo (2009), the University of California, San Diego (2011), and Paris (Sorbonne and Diderot, 2012)—sets the stage for this aesthetic, while The &Now Awards features work from the wider world of innovative publishing and serves as an ideal survey of the contemporary scene.

Contributors include: Harold Abramowitz (.UNFO), Shane Allison, Dimitri Anastasopoulos, Rachel Gontijo Araujo, Garrett Ashley, Joe Atkins, Jesse Ball, Lutz Bassmann, Jose Perez Beduya, Matt Bell, Kate Bernheimer, Arno Bertina, Andrew Borgstrom, Daniel Borzutzky, Amina Memory Cain, J. R. Carpenter, Julie Carr, Sam Cha, Alexandra Chasin, Don Mee Choi, Jack Collom, Josh Corey, Shome Dasgupta, Katie Degentesh, Andy Devine, LaTasha Nevada Diggs, Ben Doller, Sandra Doller, Manuela Draeger, Marcella Durand, Kate Durbin, Craig Dworkin, Brian Evenson, Elisa Gabbert, Roxane Gay, Elizabeth Gentry, Johannes Göransson, Amelia Gray, Amira Hanafi, Duriel E. Harris (Black Took Collective), Gretchen E. Henderson, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Laird Hunt, Kim Hyesoon, Parneshia Jones, Bhanu Kapil, Jennifer Karmin, Janice Lee, Daniel Levin Becker, Michael Leong, A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz, John Madera, Annam Manthiram, Jennifer Martenson, Dawn Lundy Martin (Black Took Collective), Joyelle McSweeney, Christina Milletti, Monica Mody, K. Silem Mohammad, Nick Montfort, Sawako Nakaysu, Urayoán Noel, Alissa Nutting, Lance Phillips, Evelyn Reilly, Dan Richert (.UNFO), Kathleen Rooney, Marc Saaporta, David Shields, Eleni Sikelianos, Amber Sparks, Anna Joy Springer, Ken Taylor, Anne-Laure Tissut, Sarah Tourjee, J. A. Tyler, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Nico Vassilakis, Antione Volodine, Ronaldo V. Wilson (Black Took Collective), Raúl Zurita

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982315644
Publisher: Lake Forest College Press
Publication date: 05/25/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

DAVIS SCHNEIDERMAN is the director of &NOW Books and the chair of the department of English at Lake Forest College. His works include Drain: A Novel (TriQuarterly) and the DEAD/BOOKS trilogy from Jaded Ibis Productions: BLANK (2011), [SIC] (2013), and INK (2014).

Table of Contents

Introduction: And &NOW and now And Now? Davis Schneiderman 1

Appendix to Reality Hunger: A Manifesto David Shields 3

The Cube Craig Dworkin 9

BOXXY FOAR 4DD1!!!!1!! Joe Atkins 10

Recall, Cipher, Thier Fragmentation, And Then Alexandra Chasin 12

Seamless Poem Jack Collom 13

What Will Happen 14

Noisy Alien Mirror 15

I Was Horny Katie Degentesh 18

I'm Going to Cook Our Dinner in My Easy Bake Oven And You're Going to Like It Roxane Gay 20

from aaaaaaaaaaalice Jennifer Karmin 22

Girl X Amira Hanafi 30

Collaborative Jokes Kathleen Rooney Elisa Gabbert 34

Stamp Story Amelia Gray 35

from Fra Keeler Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi 36

Pastoral Marcella Durand 39

Pastoral 2 40

from Anima Motrix Arno Bertina 41

from Niagra Jibade-Khalil Huffman 49

X's OBOFRAPO Laird Hunt 51

The Whiteness of the Foam Evelyn Reilly 52

from The Philosophy of Decomposition/Re-Composition as Explanation: A Poe and Stein Mash-Up Michael Leong 58

from (!x==[33]) .UNFO 64

Justina, Justine, Justise Matt Bell 67

Svara, Sveta, Sylvana 69

India Notebooks Bhanu Kapil 71

Self-Loathing Lines Julie Carr 78

Lines to Scatter 79

Stamp Story Shome Dasgupta 80

A Priori Jennifer Martenson 81

[Precarious, to balance] 84

Letterformed Terrain Nick Montfort 85

The Morning News is Exciting Don Mee Choi 88

The Conference of the Birds Sam Cha 90

we work for the pope Ken Taylor 94

from The Sonnagrams K. Silem Mohammad 96

The Human Experiment Ben Doller 101

FAQ. 102

passing LaTasha Nevada Diggs 103

from Daughter Janice Lee 104

from Alphabet Man A.J. Patrick Liszkiewicz 110

from Throng Jose Perez Beduya 115

&NOW 2009: Buffalo Dimitri Anastasopoulos Christina Milletti 121

Previous Publication Credits 123

Contributor Notes 126

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