Of Being Underground and Moving Backwards PDF/EPUB ☆

Of Being Underground and Moving Backwards In this collection, Babcock writes of gropes in dive bars, hookers, kidnappers, and suicide Characters work as waitresses at the Rib Rack, clean toilets for a living, rent motel rooms fora week, live on lentils, masturbate to cartoon anime girls, store urine in pop bottles, expose themselves to strangers on the subway The roses may be brown edged, but they bloom anywayDevilHouse will be a playground for the transgressive We will explore the concept of transgession in literature, film, theatre, visual art, graphic novels any other creative media that you help us discoverDevilHouse will publish limited edition transgressive pamphlets or chapbooks in the disciplines of short fiction, creative nonfiction, theatre, the latter in the form of short playsDevilHouse is for subversion of themes, genres, styles, language, conventionThe patron saints of DevilHouse, if you will allow a perversion, areBarney Rosset, the editor of Grove Press, who fought against American obscenity laws to get Lady Chatterly s Lover into the USA, published Henry Miller s Tropic of Cancer despite the lawsuits over its sexually explicit language, was the first publisher of William Burrough s Naked Lunch Alan Moore, for many reasons, but mainly because of his essay, BOG VENUS VERSUS NAZI COCK RING Some Thoughts Concerning Pornography Originally published in Arthur Vol , NoNovDevilHouse is stories, your own those gleaned from your imagination DevilHouse is for the kinds of characters who don t make it into print, people who live outside the mainstreamDevilHouse is for the unspoken, the underdog, the underpublished, the unnamed, the unfulfilled, the unapologetic, the uncompromising DevilHouse considers work in English from any part of the world by writers of all genders, sexual orientations, geographies, ethnicities


About the Author: Heather Babcock

Dandelions are just friendly little weeds who only want to be loved like flowers Heather BabcockHeather Babcock has had short fiction published in Descant magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, FrontCentre magazine, Truck, The Annex Echo newspaper and in GULCH An Assemblage of Poetry and Prose Tightrope Books, 2009 , among many others Her short story collection, Of Being Underground and Moving Backwards, was published in 2015 by DevilHousePress Heather Babcock s debut novel Filthy Sugar is now available with Inanna Publications Heather Babcock has performed at Hot Sauced Words, Lizzie Violet s Cabaret Noir, The Beautiful The Damned, The Plasticine Poetry series, The Poetry Salon at Urban Gallery and The Redhead Revue She has appeared as a guest on the spoken word radio show HOWL on CIUT 89.5FM.



10 thoughts on “Of Being Underground and Moving Backwards

  1. says:

    Of Being Underground and Moving Backwards, a collection of short stories by Heather Babcock, is a searingly beautiful read She writes with dark, piercing poetry of the undersides of the life of those who precariously live on the edges of the working class


  2. says:

    An excellent first collection of short fiction Heather s characters do not lead easy lives some struggle with crappy jobs, disease, addiction but they also experience little epiphanies, moments of grace, as they battle their way through the subway, the minimum wag


  3. says:

    Amazing Truly beautiful The words paint the walls of your imagination and take you on a trip I recommend this book to everyone


  4. says:

    Vivid, original and memorable I would love to readof this author s work.


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