Michael Martone the writer/reader/performer will be doing those things at 7pm on Monday, June 2 at the University of Iowa. Michael Martone will be reading from his new book entitled Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins and also from his fiction.
I enjoy Michael Martone and his writing. I have even written Michael Martone's name many times and had a lot of fun doing it. Michael Martone is an excellent reader of his writing. I was fortunate enough to make the trip across the state with Matt Bell to see and hear Martone read at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids. You can download Matt's recording of the reading, and even listen to it if you want. I recommend doing both.
If you're like me and there's no way you're going to make it to Iowa on June 2 by 7pm, you can still listen live here.
Here's the full press release from the University of Iowa's website.
To ease your curiosity, here are the 100 most frequently used words in Michael Martone's Double-wide: Collected Fiction of Michael Martone:
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Those are good words.
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