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Podcast Interview on “Lives of Writers”

Podcast Interview on “Lives of Writers”

Thanks to Michael at “The Lives of Writers” podcast for a great conversation. You can eavesdrop here or wherever podcasts are found.

Michael talks with Meg Tuite about growing up in a family of readers, A Confederacy of Dunces, the beginnings of writing and publishing, early books, risk, sentences as worlds unto themselves, her newest book WHITE VAN, focusing on dark or uncomfortable material, the effect of suicide on her family, language that works on multiple levels, new work, and more.

Review at Cowboy Jamboree

Thanks to Adam Van Winkle for his excellent, unflinching review of White Van at Cowboy Jamboree! He writes:

It’s a rare thing when the form of art, the experience of art, the effect of art, captures the art’s subject.  James Joyce did it.  Beckett did it.  Odetta did it.  Ginsberg did it.  Bob Dylan did it.  Mark Rothko did it.  In WHITE VAN, Meg Tuite certainly does it.

Read the whole thing here.

New Review at Vol. 1 Brooklyn

New Review at Vol. 1 Brooklyn

There’s a new review of White Van up at Volume 1 Brooklyn. Thanks to Ian Maloney! Here’s how he begins his thoughtful piece:

Meg Tuite’s latest collection, White Vanhas foreboding, danger, and violence from cover to cover. Even the haunting cover with lightning striking a black van, defies our expectations and turns things upside down.  Tuite’s collection is a series of poetic prose entries; some of the sections seem straight micro-fiction, while others appear more like poems. They defy easy categorization, just like Meg Tuite. 

Two New Reviews of WHITE VAN

Two New Reviews of WHITE VAN

Thanks to Jonathan Montgomery for his kind review of White Van. He’s written a long and thoughtful post, part of which says,

Meg chooses to do battle with trauma, injustice, and the inherent cruelty of the world with an arsenal of pure language. This is a work more interested in the lyricism of criminality, the lexicon of desperation, and the poetry of bruises than audience-comforting elements such as narrative cohesion or conflict resolution

– Jonathan Montgomery

You can read the whole thing here.

And hats off to Jonathan for his website’s beautiful typography.

And also thanks to Su Zi for her review of the book, which can be read at GAS: Poetry, Art & Music. She begins,

Monsters are an ancient memory, a symbol, a staple of genre. Works thus of horror tend to time the reveal of their monsters, be it a frightening fog or a franchise of mutated outer space lizards. Not so in White Van, where the monster are monsters, unnamed, unseen. While a typical horror offering might involve the eternally invisible, it is precisely the prosaic settings Tuite depicts that make the work so horrifying.

– Su Zi at Gas

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