Feast on Chavisa Woods

In A Gathering of Tribes Jim Feast has a perceptive review of Chavisa Woods’s new collection of stories, Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Midwest.


Chavisa Woods

Feast sees in Woods’s work a tale of those who

have internalized their economic displacement into an imaginative impoverishment, which is fearful and antagonistic to departures from the anemic status quo, whether they involve gender-bending, Goth dress or playing with Troll dolls.

Cold Plate Special by Rob Widdicombe

Just out from irreverent micropress Saltimbanque Books!

Should a grown man confront the child molester who abused him when he was a boy? Jarvis is going to travel to Richmond, Virginia to face his former tormentor and find out. But he gets side-tracked along the way, and his narrow world is blown open by an assortment of off-the-wall characters, including a tattooed punk rock mannequin artist who inspires him with her fearless appetite for all things life.

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“Cold Plate Special,” by Rob Widdicombe

When the climactic confrontation with the defiant pedophile becomes a chaotic exercise in firearms, corkscrews, bitch slaps and mannequin sex, Jarvis is truly never the same again.