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BK LOREN ON ANIMALS, MINERALS, and RADICALS.

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At the Tattered Cover signing in Denver last Tuesday night, BK Loren told us that creative nonfiction was a form she only recently discovered.“I mean, how many people here just rush right out to get the newest nonfiction book?”Well, apparently dozens of us did that night—at least those of us who loved her recent novel THEFT and hungered for more of her wily take on life.

We had come to listen to BK tell labor stories about the birth of ANIMAL MINERAL RADICAL.Like midwives, we wanted to be present at the birth for that first lungful.We wanted to see the swaddling cloth wrapped, and unwrapped, and re-wrapped.
“Books are about community,” BK said.“We gather together for books.”We knew that, of course, but we still nodded our heads and smiled, happy to be there—gathered—eager—expectant. Friends, fans, family, even perfect strangers—all gathered together.For a closer look at perfect strangers, read about Ragman in “The Evolution of Hunger” (found in this collection).
A writer like BK looks at…

A Tribute to Gaydell Collier

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