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March 7th, 2017 · No Comments
January 8th, 2017 · No Comments
The 17th issue of Black Scat Review is now out, subtitled “Dada Forgery.” I contributed a piece on Tristan Tzara’s final book, Le Secret de Villon, in which he searched for “discontinuous anagrams” in the works of Villon and Rabelais. Other contributors include Captain Anonymous, David Moscovich, Anna Keeler, Christy Sheffield Sanford, Karl Waldmann, Ruth […]
November 20th, 2016 · 3 Comments
Black Scat Books is proud to serve up the master absurdist’s inaugural collection, containing his hand-picked favorites from the pages of Le Chat Noir, the bohemian journal that amused and scandalized Paris. Here you’ll find Allais in the first flush of his comic genius, spinning out elegant and hilarious gems of black humor on suicide, […]
November 6th, 2016 · No Comments
The sixteenth (count them) issue of Black Scat Review is out! This one is devoted to “Obsession,” and fittingly includes my translation of Alphonse Allais’s story “Little Pigs.” You can find this fine journal here, and the book from which the story was taken, Double Over, will be out soon.
May 31st, 2016 · 2 Comments
The fifteenth issue of The Black Scat Review is out! This one is subtitled “More Utter Nonsense,” and includes my poem “Pan and Kettle,” as well as my translations of two monologues by Charles Cros, “The Man with His Feet Turned Around” and “The Man Who Made a Discovery.” The other contributors are Edward Ahern, […]
November 16th, 2015 · No Comments
The thirteenth issue of Black Scat Review is out! It is, fittingly, devoted to the subject of superstition. It also contains my short story “Find a Penny,” which is also fittingly devoted to the same subject. And I am one of thirteen contributors; the other twelve are: Paulo Brito, Eckhard Gerdes, Harold Jaffe, Soren James, […]
October 19th, 2015 · 2 Comments
September 1st, 2015 · No Comments
The Blaireau Affair is now available from Black Scat Books! Alphonse Allais’s only novel, first published in 1899, has never been out of print in France, and has inspired four movies. It’s summer in the provinces, and Blaireau, the local poacher, is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. There are futile political squabbles, a […]
June 24th, 2015 · 3 Comments
Here’s the beginning of a short story, “Baby Bay.” The whole thing will appear in The Doug Skinner Dossier, to be published next month by Black Scat Books. You can read this while you wait… BABY BAY High up in the treetops, old Mr. Stork shuffled into the Baby Bay, and peered over his specs […]
January 12th, 2015 · 2 Comments
Every year, I do a show around my birthday (January 7th). This year, I turned 60, and celebrated the aging at Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theater on January 10. Doug Roesch and Ralph Hamperian joined me, on guitar and tuba respectively. We played a program of my songs and instrumental music, with a couple of covers. I’m […]