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Book Album Book: Return to Fantasy Island

Jeff T. Johnson

07.15.19

The 13th installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book looks at the fantastic states of synesthesia found in albums like Shana Cleveland’s Night of the Worm Moon and Ex Hex’s It’s Real.

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IN SEARCH OF DUENDE: FALLING THROUGH THE TRAPDOOR

Erica Goodkind

07.09.19

“The male dancer appears from the darkness, near her. They circle each other with birdlike lekking. The first cantaor unzips his skin, which falls to his feet. Out of his sinewy throat – or perhaps, from the earth – roars a bristly emotion, smelling of anguish and love and blood and tears.” From the heart of Andalucía, Erica Goodkind’s fierce appraisal of Flamenco.

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Rat’s Nest Astrology: July

Never Angeline North

07.01.19

Check into the Rat’s Nest for everything you need to know about July, courtesy of FZ’s resident astrologer, Never Angeline North.

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Hoop (Lucid) Dreams

Hadiyyah Kuma

06.25.19

“I dreamt I was Kawhi Leonard and still nobody loved me.” Hadiyyah Kuma with a genre-bending meditation on trauma, attention, and the 2019 NBA finals.

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POETS ARE TIME-TRAVELERS: Ariana Reines & Emmalea Russo in Conversation

Emmalea Russo

06.18.19

Ariana Reines speaks candidly with Emmalea Russo about her latest and largest work to date, A Sand Book.

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Book Album Book: Eclipse

Jeff T. Johnson

06.10.19

The latest edition of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book focuses on the profound and otherworldly genius of Alice Coltrane.

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Rat Nest Astrology: June

Never Angeline North

06.03.19

The first installment of Fanzine’s new monthly horoscope column by Never Angeline North comes in blazing with meta-mystical wisdom for your June.

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Empathy

Claire Donato

05.20.19

“Once, I typed all of my secrets into an anonymous Internet survey. After I was done typing them, I pressed ‘send.’ Who, I wonder, was the recipient of my shame?” Claire Donato with a moving personal essay, inspired by Cigarettes After Sex’s “Affection.” Art by Sara Jimenez.

HOW I WON AN NEA FELLOWSHIP AND STOPPED HAVING FUN

Joseph Rathgeber

05.06.19

Joseph Rathgeber reflects on how the career high point of winning an NEA grant spiraled into a neurotic abyss of self-doubt and rejection amid a hyper-competitive field of literary hopes and dreams.

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All You Pretty Things: Randal O’Wain Talks with Juliet Escoria about her debut novel Juliet the Maniac

Randal O'Wain

04.29.19

Juliet Escoria spoke with Randal O’Wain about Escoria’s debut novel, Juliet the Maniac, discussing autofiction, addiction, youth, and including a soundtrack straight from 1999.