Paul Lisicky is the author of Lawnboy, Famous Builder, and The Burning House. His work appears in recent issues of The Iowa Review, Story Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, The Seattle Review, The Rumpus, and Lo-Ball. He teaches at NYU and lives in New York City. His next book, Unbuilt Projects, is forthcoming in Fall 2012.
1. Early December; snow accumulating on the nose of the jet outside the window. Newark Airport. Too agitated to read, too distracted to eat the muffin I’m about to toss in the trash, I wander about the terminal, looking for something to distract me from the list of cancelled flights on the loudspeaker. And then […]
The sky shat snow some more, and the coffee shop’s a colloquy of the damaged, the alcoholically damaged, the neurologically damaged, and in comes Choo Choo, the fat assed wonder, to wipe off his tiny spectacular feet. Oral B.’s tugging at the waistband of the loveliest sweatpants this side of the Great Lakes, and what? […]
War in the news. Hunger in the news. What of the following could stand up to that? The waitress set down the plates. Car noise rolled in from the street. The rotisserie chicken so spicy and sweet, my eyes watered. After I’d finished my own plate, I started eating off of Mark’s. The waitress came […]