Jeff T. Johnson
“One person’s hell is another person’s storyline.” The latest installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book tackles Hermit and the Recluse’s Orpheus vs the Sirens.
“As a girl, to become a woman, I was taught that my body is a gun.” Frankie Allegra examines the definitions of personal space, “grinding,” sexual assault, and how her understanding of violation has changed over time.
“Grocery shopping always soothes the homicide in your hall closet.” 4 short one man plays based on the living archetype of actor Peter Greene by Lee Levinson.
“The man who says he loves me says he is rarely affected so deeply by someone he has never met in real life as he is by me.” Alex DiFrancesco examines the endless shapes and layers of image encountered throughout the search for love on Grindr.
Erica Ammann explores nostalgia, pain, desire, resistance, and narrative as related in the music of Japanese-American singer-songwriter Mitski, as well as through the writing of Derrida, Sarah Gerard, and more.
Stephanie Cawley takes a deeply personal look through the lens of the passing of her father at how we manage the experience of grief in attempting to communicate with ourselves and with others.
Juliet Escoria in conversation with Joseph Grantham about his book of poems, Tom Sawyer, living with another writer, small town life vs. city life, and much more.
Gregg Murray takes a hard look at the problematic, ritualized violence inherent in America’s most popular sport.
Jeff T. Johnson
The first Book Album Book of 2019 is all about Cat Power’s Wanderer.
Abigail George with a vivid, memory-laced meditation on the formative psychology, sexuality, and continuing search for inspiration of an artist looking back on their youth in Johannesburg.