I talk about the origins of Our Island of Epidemics on the JMWW blog. Thanks to Jen Michalski.
In today’s ORIGINS, Matthew Salesses discusses the origins of his chapbook Our Island of Epidemics, which is forthcoming from PANK’s Little Books in October 2010. I was working on a novel, but I needed breaks. I would work on the novel in the morning for two hours, then again at night for two hours. In the afternoon, I wanted immediate gratification. So I decided to write a chapbook. Unfortunately, I didn’t have an idea for a chapbook. I wanted s … Read More