Pear Noir! #3

I received my contributor's copy of Pear Noir! #3 today (thank you Daniel, Eileen, Patty, and Molly). In this issue I have a chapter from my novel Lepers and Mannequins called "The Well." I'm big happy to be in there with Audri Sousa, Roxane Gay, Andrew Borgstrom, Christopher Higgs, Jimmy Chen, Kendra Grant Malone, Lily Hoang, David Fishkind, Russell Edson...

And so many others...

I've read a lot of it already, avoiding reading for my classes, I guess. The postcard series for this issue includes a poem from Audri Sousa and a poem from Kendra Grant Malone. I want to post Audri's postcard poem here, because it's wonderful, and actually a little different from her usual work (which is also wonderful):

A Little Known Fact

martin scorsese has two
caterpillars over his eyes
a rare venomous species
from the amazon
they eat lemon seed

periodically
when martin scorsese
does not feed them
by sprinkling lemon seed
on his face they get restless
and he expresses himself
by accident

That's awesome. I feel a little inadequate with my silly little chapter from a silly little novel surrounded by and compared to all the great work in this issue. I'm just big happy to be in there at all...

7 comments:

Mel Bosworth said...

big awesomeness, eric. congrats. and that poem by audri is big hysterical. and true.

Eric Beeny said...

Big thanks, Mel. Big hysterical, indeed...

Ethel Rohan said...

Congratulations, Eric. The issue looks beautiful.

david fishkind said...

happy 2 b w u 2

Eric Beeny said...

Big thanks, Ethel. This is a wonderful issue...

No doubt, David. Great work...

Charles Lennox said...

I like Pear, and congrats to you.

Eric Beeny said...

Me, too. Big thanks, Charles. This picture isn't as good as the one you took of your copy of issue #2...