Short Circuits
Book Topics
Aphorisms
Wordplay
Poetry
Short-Form Writing
Literary Anomalies
Humor
ragments
Lydia Davis
Maggie Nelson
Joy Harjo
Claudia Rankine
Charles Simic
Sharon Dolin
Stephen Dobyns
Alain DeBotton
Michael Martone
Dinty W. Moore
Elisa Gabbert
H. L. Hix
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Short Circuits : Aphorisms, Fragments, & Literary Anomalies

Following up on the success of their first anthology of aphorisms, Short Flights (Schaffner Press, 2015), authors and educators James Lough and Alex Stein have returned with a new volume that expands on the theme of aphorisms to include other short form writing and concrete poetry and prose from several of the world's leading, award-winning, and bestsellling writers in the genre, including Charles Simic, Lydia Davis, Sarah Manguso, Jane Hirschfield, Joy Harjo, Yahia Labadidi, Claudia Rankine, and Stephen Dobyns.
Book Topics
Aphorisms
Wordplay
Poetry
Short-Form Writing
Literary Anomalies
Humor
ragments
Lydia Davis
Maggie Nelson
Joy Harjo
Claudia Rankine
Charles Simic
Sharon Dolin
Stephen Dobyns
Alain DeBotton
Michael Martone
Dinty W. Moore
Elisa Gabbert
H. L. Hix

Reviews and Comments

  • "This book, a compilation of what feel like urgent text messages from some of the 21st century's best writers, operates as an early warning system to the future of literary art. Crucial."
    Author of Reality Hunger and The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
  • "Short Circuits is a knockout beautiful book full of wonderful stuff that makes you laugh, smile, shake your head, admire writers, feel touched, honored, charmed, surprised, a little threatened, a lot thrilled. Lough & Company have done a brilliant job with this marvelous and engaging anthology of essence."
    Author of There Must Be Some Mistake