Saturday, January 17, 2009

"... (an) extraordinary collection, which has an energy, a precision and a deep black humour I haven't seen in a long time." The Guardian

"God Is a Chicken" is one of the stories from Beware of God stories (Simon & Schuster March 28, 2006) . Imagine what you would do as an Orthodox Jew if you died and went to heaven and found out God was an actual chicken who did all things chicken. All the practices you observed like keeping kosher were meaningless. You wanted to tell your family to stop being observant because God was a chicken and the practices didn't matter. But you were dead! Esquire Magazine called it "Heretical. Hysterical." Auslander's second book Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir was published in 2007.

Auslander has contributed pieces to The New Yorker, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine and NPR(
Dear World: Lighten Up. Sincerely, Groucho)

Auslander's website

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Eclectica New Issue : Fiction, Poetry, Book Reviews, Interviews, Essays

This issue includes interviews with and by these members of the Wom-Po ( Women's Poetry) Listserv.

Farideh Hassanzadeh-Mostafavi * Wendy Vardaman * Susan Settlemyre Williams * Kimberly Becker * Christine Pacosz * Shayla Mollohan * Charlotte Mandel * Barbara Crooker

Letters To the World
Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv