Friday Rex – August 31, 2012

Barrelhouse has got some great stuff going on this week in their new – and final, hosted by Barrelhouse – issue of Dark Sky Magazine. This wonderful essay, Myths, by Amy Lee Scott, does some kick-ass language-boxing, in nonfiction dealing with identity. Also, one of our current favorites – and, second-time FR star – Casey Hannan is going to make your insides hurt with Ghosts There.
From back in 2006, Bayard Godsave’s It’ll Never Work Out For the Two-Headed Boy, in SmokeLong Quarterly.
Another Sundog Lit fave, American astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, telling us what he thinks the most amazing thing is. Not really reading, but you’ll be glad you saw it.

This piece, Whiskey and Ribbons, by Leesa Cross-Smith, is some great work and was a Notable Story in the 2011 Million Writers Award.

Lindsey Gates-Markel builds you a Shelter over at Whiskey Paper.

Here are some wicked poems we like. Neal Kitterlin’s BRONCO BUSTER and THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S GRIEF at Housefire. Listen to Hannah Baker-Siroty, one of 2012’s Best New Poets read her poetry. Sean Bishop, Founding/Managing Editor at Better, is another Best New Poet. Here’s some of his work at Hayden’s Ferry Review. Finally, here’s some grisly-voiced poetry from Cameron Witbeck, friend of Sundog, over at PANK.

BONUS: If you’re a writer, think you have a wicked taste for literature, and would like to contribute your own list, email us at sundoglit AT gmail DOT com and give us a sense of what you like, what you’re reading, etc.