Elisa A. on Glory B.
a little appreciation from Elisa Albert These stories have the self-satisfied fierce unflinching ha-ha-ha-oh-I’m-going-to-kill-myself quality of having been written very, very late at night, probably almost dawn. Glory in all her hilarious bleak alcoholic junkie glory is unsustainable, of course, even if she is a crazy fucking joy to read, so the bulk of the book is like a rough come down, this...
No Hierarchy of Pain
by Sady Doyle Emily Carter spends a lot of time, in Glory Goes and Gets Some, playing with ideas about who has the right to pain. I suspect that inside many of us there’s a voice that says me, I’m the one with the problems, pay attention to me, along with a conviction that we will lose out if we’re not the saddest person in the room. Carter actually invites you to do this. She pushes your...
What You Deserve
by Miranda Popkey I didn’t expect to recognize myself in a short story collection that centers on an HIV-positive ex-heroin addict who moves to Minnesota to get her body clean and her life in order. I own a lot of skirts that hit below the knee and the only thing I’ve ever really been addicted to is other people’s approval. Emily Carter knows what it’s like, whatever “it” is. She knows the sweet...
by Ruth Curry “You had better STOP that SHIT. You don’t know THE STREET. They will eat you alive. You think you’re going to get away with THAT SHIT? Do you know what’s going to happen to you? You’re going to get FUCKED UP THE ASS. Let me tell you something before you let some man fuck you up the ass: You make sure he LOVES YOU.” – Emily Carter, “The Bride,” Glory Goes and Gets Some The...
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"Ask Amelio" by Emily Carter
Emily Books’s coverage of Glory Goes and Gets Some will be ramping up later this week, but in the meantime, we’ll leave you with this short story from the collection, one of our favorites. *** Ask Amelio *** On an early Sunday morning a reporter called to ask me questions about women with AIDS. Don’t waste your time with me, I told her, I’m nothing more in the scheme of things...
Emily Books December Pick
Psyche. Due to extensive holiday programming, the Emily Books December selection will be announced…today or tomorrow. But in the meantime, allow your anticipation and excitement to be cultivated by this December-pick-inspired playlist. If you can guess what the book is given these musical clues, we’ll send you a free copy! It’ll be our holiday gift to you. UPDATE 10:17 AM...
Songs To Have a Literary Launch Party To (*)
Perhaps you’re hosting a chill holiday gathering soon, or perhaps you just had such a good time on Monday night that you want to listen to this playlist forever. Either way, I feel you. (*tip of the hat)
I am so glad I am not an artist. A poet kind of is, but really it’s like you’re...– Eileen Myles, Inferno (via suddenlysamuel)