what I do and why I do it

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American columnist and author living in St. Petersburg

Author of The King of FU and The Babushka Society

Co-creator of Flash-365.com.

Find monthly collaboration projects on Patreon with various artists. like  Death at a Preschool Christmas Party

*If you are an artist who’d like to collaborate, email me

Columnist for Russia Beyond: Conversations with Russians.

*If you’d like to participate in my column, find my channel on TELEGRAM

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Why do I write?

I write because cats can’t. I write for the same reason that musicians play, mathematicians (I presume) add, and psychopaths murder people. I write because, really, what the fuck else am I supposed to do with all of this?

What is my writing like?

My writing is like watching Roy Orbison eat a bundle of mismatched socks. No, they have not been washed in a while. Yes, he is crying. 

The King of FU

“In the early years of the 20th century, a group of Russian dudes came up with the concept of defamiliarization. In simple terms, it was the presentation of a literary text in a strange or unfamiliar way, often using language or literary devices to “enhance the perception of the familiar.” What do a group of old Russian dudes have to do with The King of FU? Everything, actually.” – The Fail Book Review


https://player.vimeo.com/api/player.js Interview with Benjamin Davis from Alena Koleso on Vimeo.


One comment on “what I do and why I do it”
  1. Jake says:

    I’ll be sure to pick up the book soon. Subbed.

    Liked by 1 person

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