Monday, March 28, 2011

"But the physical is also explosive, as we see in Tracy Gonzalez's "We Walk Away, the Three of Us." In this story we are thrust, unprepared, into a very physical fight going on between two men, one of whom is naked. The energy in this piece is very hard-edged, rough, and seems to suggest the emotion and vulnerability of the narrator. "I feel sleek and dangerous like a diamondback gazelle except for the freeloader that is my lolling penis, which flops and sways in opposition to every graceful brave move I make. It is an embarrassing sidekick," the narrator says, and we as readers can feel this tension and unease as we are trying to situate ourselves in the narrative. "

My Smokelong story, NOW WITH MORE PENIS!