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Arnold Skemer

Author's Bio

Primary focus: Oneiric distortions of reality trending towards pure surrealism, the perversities of history, anomalies of the social order, futility, inherent despair, malfunctions of the state, the sickness inherent in the human psyche, urban decay and anomie, the dread perplexity of mankind's progress and evolution wedged into fiction and poetic output of an oft unusual structuring.

Publications and Prizes

The School of Zeno (Phrygian Press, 2016), Judex Prolegomenon (Phrygian Press, 2015), Septptych/ Octptych (Phrygian Press, 2014), H (Phrygian Press, 2013), Cloaca (Phrygian Press, 2012), Disequilibrium (Propaganda Press, 2012), I (Phrygian Press, 2011), Sexptych (Phrygian Press, 2010), G (Phrygian Press, 2009), Of the Extinction of the Hittites (Phrygian Press, 2008), E (Phrygian Press, 2003), Investigations of the Cyberneticist (Phrygian Press, 1999), The Ruins of the City (Phrygian Press, 1998), Momus (Phrygian Press, 1997), B (Phrygian Press, 1996)
8th International Anthology of Paradoxism (florentine smarandache, 2013), The Worst Book I Ever Read (The Unbearables Productions, 2009), 4th International Anthology of Paradoxism (florentine smarandache, 2004)
Amulet, Big Hammer, Black Book Press, Blackbird, Conceit Magazine, Dream Network, Drop Forge, Generator, Home Planet News, Illogical Muse, Karma Lapel, LETTERBOX, Lost & Found Times, Lummox Journal, Meat Epoch, Misfitmagazine, New Surrealism, Over the Transom, Poiesis, PRESA, Samizdat, Small Magazine Review, Small Press Review, Spontaneous Spirits, Spore, Street Value, The Aurorean, The Iconoclast, The Laughing Dog, Transcendent Visions, Transmoog, Ultimate Writer, Veil, ZYX

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
L'APOCRYPHE by Robert Pinget
Favorite Books:
The Cannibal by John Hawkes, Nightwood by Djuna Barnes, Journal of the Plague Year by Defoe, Directions to Servants by Jonathan Swift, A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne, The Gulag Archipelago by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Favorite Authors:
Claude Simon, Lautreamont, Djuna Barnes, Franz Kafka, H.L. Mencken

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Listing last updated: December 22, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY

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