Richard Wirick at Elliott Bay, Sat June 12 9P

Sat, 06/12/2010 – 9:00pm

Richard Wirick’s new collection of interconnected short stories, Kicking In (Soft Skull), takes the drug war out of the context of the ‘fringe element,’ and shines a light on another variety of user: the Valium-fogged attorney, the morphine-addled Gulf War orderly, and others for whom depressants and stimulants are necessary for functioning, if in a marginalized way. “Wirick’s stories are powerful, evocative tales rife with dark beauty. His characters, whether at work or at war, or just making it on the jagged margins of society, jump off the page and into your head—this is high-octane stuff.”- Thomas Kelly.

The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122

Kicking in: Stories (Paperback)


ISBN-13: 9781593762803
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soft Skull Press, 05/01/2010

About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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