11.26.2017

From Our Hearts to Yours: New Narrative as Contemporary Practice in Print and Online!

So pleased to announce the availability of  this book project that Rob Halpern and I have been working on for some 5 years. It is here and awaits you Dear Readers!


Contributors to the print volume include:

Lindsey Boldt
Brandon Brown
David Buuck
Amanda Davidson
Robert Dewhurst
Thom Donovan
Joel Fares
Ariel Goldberg
Rob Halpern
Kaplan Harris
Carla Harryman
Colin Herd
Arnold J. Kemp
Trisha Low
Jason Morris
Trace Peterson
Ted Rees
Camille Roy
Kathy Lou Schultz
Eric Sneathen
Brian Teare
Robin Tremblay-McGaw
Catherine Wagner
Stephanie Young





An additional rich reservoir of other materials are available online, including some fabulous interviews:




Other online resources include:

  • the Left Write! Transcripts of the 1981 Left Write Conference, edited Steve Abbott, in two parts: Part 1 and  Part 2.


  • Soup 2, The New Narrative Issue, edited by Steve Abbott in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2.



  • The opening section to "Scandalous Narratives," from Strategies of Deviance: Studies in Gay Representation by Earl Jackson Jr. (Jackson's work in this chapter represents the first scholarly study of New Narrative in 1995; it discusses the work of Dennis Cooper, Kevin Killian, and Robert Gl├╝ck.) 
If you are interested, you can also check out these links to videos from the Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today Conference held at UC Berkeley and various other sites in October 2017. The links include video from the plenary panel on From Our Hearts to Yours!