Shortlisted for The Collagist's 2014 Chapbook Competition by Matthew Thompson

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Pleased to announce that a collection of my work was shortlisted for The Collagist's 2014 Chapbook Competition. Angela Woodward, author of The Human Mind and End of the Fire Cult, took home the gold. Congrats to you, Angela. A full list of the finalists can be found here.

Onward.

Periodicaled : WAX w/ Dolan Morgan at Electric Literature by Matthew Thompson


The supremely fine people at Electric Literature published my interview with Dolan Morgan. You can read that thisaways.

This is the inaugural entry in WAX, an interview series in which I invite an author to discuss a subject outside the world of writing that nevertheless influences his/her writing life. Topics include: lessons learned from Repo Man with regard to atmosphere and place, the drone metal music that plays during writing time. The point is to witness a writer from an uncommon creative angle, and to revel in the excitement of an outsider’s point of view.

With Dolan, I discussed outdated chemistry books, imaginary pamphlets to junk shop conventions, the curious copy used during political robocalls, and why you have to truly love the useless before you can use it as inspiration. It was a wonderful time.

Many thanks to Dolan Morgan, Lincoln Michel, and Electric Literature. Looking forward to the next episode of WAX.

Vintage snapshot weirdness with Cari Vander Yacht by Matthew Thompson

Cari Vander Yacht is an Amsterdam-based artist who hails from the strange and magical lands of the Pacific Northwest. Recently, she began sifting through her massive collection of faded flea market photos and warping the snapshots into a trippy animation series. Known as TGIMGIF (Thank God It's Monday Graphic Interchange Format), Vander Yacht's moving images reveal the humor and psychosis hidden inside the mundane and discarded. "At a certain point, one must justify their creepy acquisition of other people’s pasts,” she says. “Either you make up stories about how you’re related to the people in the pictures or you animate them." Dig it (via Flavorwire).

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