READ • WATCH • LISTEN
Chaun Ballard wants to write about flowers. Emma Wynn takes us riding in Iceland, the unrising sun shadowing the sky. Joan Kwon Glass wonders, Who decides what is sacred? Sonia Greenfield collects apologies blown around like snow. Mercury-Marvin Sunderland drinks like a mosquito and screams like a cicada. Trent Busch shares lies with no meanness, while Clifford Thompson ushers us into his brother's apartment, where a gag clock's hands run backwards. Jane Zwart warns us not to mistake our infant woes for sorrow's infantries. Canaan Morse consults his cast iron pan in a green linoleum kitchen before all success.
Kyle Rea lets us peek into a friendship enveloped in the silence of everything and nothing: bloody heels, ticking off the days and finding your fifth grade English teacher on Grindr. Angie Kang should've seen it coming. Holly Day wants to whisper to the bats before setting them free — and Nicole Lynn Cohen urges her to talk to someone. Jared Green removes the safety cover and shows us the live parts. Veronika Kot cannot see a train leave without a trace of mourning that it leaves without her.
What do Lemony Snicket (AKA Daniel Handler), April Sinclair (whose book, Coffee Will Make You Black, will soon be a major motion picture) and luminary poet Arisa White have in common?
Subnivean. Catch these heavyweight authors in conversation, and then prepare to get read to like a baby at bedtime by the Subnivean Awards finalists: poets Chaun Ballard, Joan Kwon Glass, Canaan Morse and Emma Wynn; fiction writers Nicole Lynn Cohen, Jared Green, Angie Kang and Kyle Rea.
"I would recommend, like, a bottle of Jim Beam ... before Googling yourself."
— Daniel Handler