Arnold Skemer

Fiction Writer

58-09 205 Street
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364-1712
Phone: 
(718) 428-9368

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream (The Unbearables Productions, 2017)
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8th International Anthology of Paradoxism (florentine smarandache, 2013)
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The Worst Book I Ever Read (The Unbearables Productions, 2009)
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4th International Anthology of Paradoxism (florentine smarandache, 2004)
Books:
In The Realm of the Barren Queen (Presa Press, 2018)
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The School of Zeno (Phrygian Press, 2016)
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Judex Prolegomenon (Phrygian Press, 2015)
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Septptych/ Octptych (Phrygian Press, 2014)
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H (Phrygian Press, 2013)
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Cloaca (Phrygian Press, 2012)
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Disequilibrium (Propaganda Press, 2012)
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I (Phrygian Press, 2011)
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Sexptych (Phrygian Press, 2010)
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G (Phrygian Press, 2009)
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Of the Extinction of the Hittites (Phrygian Press, 2008)
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E (Phrygian Press, 2003)
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Investigations of the Cyberneticist (Phrygian Press, 1999)
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The Ruins of the City (Phrygian Press, 1998)
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Momus (Phrygian Press, 1997)
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The Occupation (Phrygian Press, 1996)
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B (Phrygian Press, 1996)
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D (Phrygian Press, 1995)
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Dream Network (Phrygian Press, 1995)
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C (Phrygian Press, 1992)
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The Famine (Phrygian Press, 1985)
Journals:
Amulet
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Big Hammer
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Black Book Press
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Conceit Magazine
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Dream Network
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Drop Forge
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Generator
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Home Planet News
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Illogical Muse
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Journal of Experimental Fiction
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Karma Lapel
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LETTERBOX
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Lost & Found Times
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Meat Epoch
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Misfitmagazine
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New Surrealism
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Over the Transom
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Poiesis
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PRESA
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Samizdat
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Small Magazine Review
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Small Press Review
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Spontaneous Spirits
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Spore
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Street Value
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The Iconoclast
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The Laughing Dog
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Transcendent Visions
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Transmoog
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Ultimate Writer
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Veil
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ZYX

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Loneliness of the Long Distance runner by Alan Sillitoe, HENRY VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3 by Shakespeare

More Information

Gives readings: 
No
Travels for readings: 
No
Born in: 
New York, NY
New York
Raised in: 
New York, NY
New York
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Last update: May 14, 2019