A review of Sam Lipsyte’s The Fun Parts
A review of Christine Schutt’s Prosperous Friends at Open Letters Monthly
An appreciation of Edward Yang’s 1999 film, Yi Yi
Feb 20th, 2013 by gregorygerke
Dec 5th, 2012 by gregorygerke
Interview with William H. Gass is in the Winter Issue of Tin House
A dialogue review of William Gaddis’s JR at Open Letters Monthly with Gabriel Blackwell
A review of Hugh Sheehy’s The Invisibles at The Millions
James Buchanan – a fiction on the former president, part of Amber Sparks’s project on each president at Melville House
An interview with Ken Sparling at HTMLGiant
My essay, “On Influence: Starting and Stopping the Cracks” is at The Kenyon Review.
I interviewed John Jeremiah Sullivan at The Rumpus, author of the great new book, Pulphead.
I reviewed William H. Gass’s Life Sentences and Alexander Theroux’s Estonia at The Millions.
Mar 19th, 2012 by gregorygerke
Tin House will be publishing my interview with William H. Gass in their upcoming Winter Issue.
William Gaddis’s JR has an early scene set around and near the NY Stock Exchange; I recently looked at that and the novel as whole.
I’m reading The Ambassadors by Henry James and wrote about the process of reading it with quotes from Sven Birkerts and Annie Dillard and an attempt to break down a Jamesian sentence.
My review of Gary Lutz’s phenomenal Divorcer is in the current issue of The Review of Contemporary Fiction. It is the Flann O’Brien issue. Reviews are on-line and the main material is in the print edition. Please consider supporting this august journal, a wing of Dalkey Archive Press–it’s only $8.
I interviewed Micheline Aharonian Marcom for The Rumpus. Mostly focusing on her masterpiece, The Mirror in the Well.
Dec 5th, 2011 by gregorygerke
A look at Stanley Kubrick’s interviews, his films, and his personality is at The Nervous Breakdown.
“Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect.” – a dispatch from the scene of the Wall Street Blockades on November 17th
Robert Vaughn was kind enough to read my short “Senseless” for his Flash Fiction Friday program on Milwaukee Public Radio’s Lake Effect. His reading is wonderfully nuanced and a joy.
Oct 27th, 2011 by gregorygerke
Welcome to This Occupation is at The Nervous Breakdown – an account of marching and why Occupy Wall Street is happening
My story “More Love” is in Quick Fiction 18, along with Brian Evenson, Dylan Nice, Roxane Gay, Rachel Yoder, J. A. Tyler, Myfanwy Collins, and Eric Bosse, among others.
Sep 19th, 2011 by gregorygerke
Soda Series is this Sunday, September 25th with Christine Schutt, John Domini, and Claire Donato. There is a preview as well as a recap of our July Event (Mary Caponegro, Tim Horvath, Gary Lutz) at Big Other.
The fantastic new Puerto Del Sol is out. It has work by Gabriel Blackwell, Brian Kubarycz, Peter Ramos, Rae Bryant, and Mike Meginnis. It also has five new shorts by myself, as well as a very insightful review of There’s Something Wrong with Sven by Thomas Baughman. Thanks to him, Evan Lavender-Smith and the whole crew of Puerto, one of the best journals around.
The latest print issue of Quarterly West is also out. Inside there is work by Elaine Equi, Rae Armantrout, Alissa Nutting, Ryan Call, Gabe Durham, and Matthew Salesses. I’m honored to be in there as well. Thanks to Natanya Ann Pulley.
Finally, there is a little tribute to Alexander Theroux, a man you must read.