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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v7n18 (05/01/2008) » Section: In The Margins

Hot Flashes: The Flash Fiction of Claudia Smith

Claudia Smith of San Antonio, Texas concludes the third season of the COMMUNIQUE Flash Fiction series with a reading at Rust Belt Books this Thursday (May 1) at 7pm. Smith is the author of The Sky Is a Well and Other Shorts, from which the following stories are taken. Sky… was the winning entry for the first annual Rose Metal Press Chapbook Contest, judged by Ron Carlson, and has sold out its entire printing run. Rose Metal recently re-printed and joined Sky with collections by three other authors under the title, A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness, which will be available for purchase at the event.

On Heaven & Politics: An Interview with Joshua Cohen

As one critic has noted, Joshua Cohen’s new novel reminds us of an old Richard Pryor routine. Coming to in an ambulance after a cocaine binge-induced heart attack, Prior finds himself encircled by white medics. “Shit!” he thinks, “They sent me to the wrong heaven!”

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