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2014 Stories by Evan Karp

Archives: 2014 | 2013
  • Reading Prose Elsewhere

    published April 2, 2014

    Last fall, San Francisco State University made the excellent move of hiring ZZ Packer on a tenure track in the fiction program.... More >>

  • Darkness Behind Laughter

    published March 26, 2014

    "Nothing's a joke with me," says a Lorrie Moore character in her story "The Jewish Hunter." "It just all comes out like one." Many have... More >>

  • Word Scientists

    published March 26, 2014

    Kelsey Street Press has been publishing daring, experimental work for 40 years, including collaborations between poets and visual... More >>

  • Comically Terrible Writing

    published March 19, 2014

    In 2011, Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware kicked off the first Regreturature by saying "Every writer has to start somewhere," and... More >>

  • Redefining Realness

    published March 19, 2014

    It's inspiring to see the curators of longstanding shows still excited about what they're doing — but of course, their excitement is... More >>

  • Expression of Confused Nature

    published March 12, 2014

    One of the latest in a slew of releases from Richmond-based Punk Hostage Press, SB Stokes' debut book of poems, A History of Broken... More >>

  • Round-Robin Readers

    published March 12, 2014

    Fiction writers Amrit Chima (Darshan) and judy b. (Stories for Airports) premiere a new series, called Anthology, that... More >>

  • Stark Raving Sanity

    published March 5, 2014

    New from the Michelle Tea-edited Sister Spit imprint on City Lights Books is the debut novel from Dia Felix, Nochita, which... More >>

  • Limitless Language

    published March 5, 2014

    In celebration of its 40th season, Small Press Traffic brings together Renee Gladman and Eveyln Reilly for a reading of their work.... More >>

  • Play on Words

    published February 26, 2014

    When Action Fiction! started hosting professional actors performing the stories of local writers, not too many people questioned their... More >>

  • Basement Stories

    published February 26, 2014

    Curated quarterly by a quartet of USF MFA alumni, Babylon Salon seems intent on constantly upping the ante. Held in the swank Cantina's... More >>

  • Playing With Fire

    published February 19, 2014

    Rachel Kushner is the only writer to be nominated for a National Book Award for a first and second novel. The latter, The... More >>

  • Multi-Generational Stories

    published February 12, 2014

    When NoViolet Bulawayo's debut novel We Need New Names was shortlisted for last year's Guardian First Book Award, she introduced... More >>

  • ReWriting Realities

    published February 5, 2014

    Kicking off its 40th year of programming, Small Press Traffic has invited former director Dana Teen Lomax to host Douglas Kearney, Claudia... More >>

  • Return to the Scene

    published January 29, 2014

    Janey Smith's popular poetry parties, Live at 851, were forced to find a new home at the end of last year when the abandoned apartment... More >>

  • Son of a Gun

    published January 29, 2014

    An alumnus of the Wallace Stegner Fellowship program in fiction writing at Stanford, Justin St. Germain has a debut memoir, Son of a... More >>

  • On Behalf of the Community

    published January 22, 2014

    San Francisco's sixth Poet Laureate, and first Latino to fill the role, will return to City Lights to celebrate the launch of Stray... More >>

  • The poetic Anthropologist

    published January 15, 2014

    Way back in 1968, Jerome Rothenberg started a poetry movement. "There was a sense of an opening up of poetry," he says, "and a sense... More >>

  • Seven Writers Walk Out of a Bar

    published January 15, 2014

    So, what happens when writers leave their computers, put down their notebooks, and seek contact with the outside world? If this was Family... More >>

  • The Whole Truth and Nothing but Laughs

    published January 15, 2014

    Porchlight, A Storytelling Series collaborates with nearly everyone (SF Film Fest, Creativity Explored, the Bay Area Science Festival),... More >>

  • Winter Arts: The Internet Comes to the Page and Other Winter Books

    published January 8, 2014

    Drugs, sex and crime parade through exotic lands in the latest outfits, taking selfies with various degrees of detachment. Poetry and prose... More >>

  • Too Much Write Makes the Baby Go Blind

    published January 8, 2014

    The Neo-Futurists have been performing "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" in Chicago every weekend for more than 25 years. The show,... More >>

  • Back to the Source

    published January 8, 2014

    Armistead Maupin started what would become Tales of the City as a small newspaper story about a strange pick up scene in a Marina... More >>

  • Too Much Write Makes the Baby Go Blind

    published January 8, 2014

    The Neo-Futurists have been performing "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" in Chicago every weekend for more than 25 years. The show,... More >>

  • The Intimate Barrage

    published January 8, 2014

    Poets Todd and Cybele Zufolo Siegel host Word Performances, a heavy-hitting lineup of literary... More >>

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