On Erik Davis’s High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies
Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.
“To credibly present ecstasy, pure ecstasy, is incredibly difficult. Once upon a time this wasn’t the case. This is what capitalism has done to us all—rendered earnestness—a thing of suspicion and contempt.”
Life and death in a mining town in Kevin Canty’s The Underworld
“War isn’t a destination, nor is it a topic to be mined for scribes with nothing else to say.”
“People love to underrate plot, because it makes them sound like they’re beyond it, like plot is best left to Danielle Steele.“