[read more about the project] [or start reading the hypertext at luminousairplanes.com]
In the fall of 2003, I wrote a novel about a young man who’s summoned back to his family home in Thebes, NY, a sleepy town in the Catskills, in order to clean the house of five generations of junk. His grandfather has just died and no one else wants the job. So he goes. This was the seed of Luminous Airplanes, a book which would surely have been easier to finish if I hadn’t been haunted by the idea that the novel could be something more, that it could extend its branches indefinitely in the vast space of the Internet. After many false starts and dead ends, Luminous Airplanes became both a book and a hypertext.
Otto Penzler has selected Kathleen Ford’s “Man on the Run” 31.4 for Best American Mystery Stories 2012.
For Best American Poetry 2012, Mark Doty has chosen four NER poems:
• Amy Glynn Greacen, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) (32.2)
• Reginald Dwayne Betts, “At the End of a Life, a Secret” (31.4)
• James Allen Hall, “One Train’s Survival Depends on the Other Derailed” (32.2)
• Natasha Trethewey, “Dr. Samuel Adolphus Cartwright on Dissecting the White Negro, 1851” (32.3)
Tomás Q. Morin (32.2) is the winner of this year’s APR/Honickman First Book Prize for his manuscript A Larger Country. His book was chosen by this year’s guest judge, poet Tom Sleigh, who will also write an introduction for it.
Greg Wrenn (32.2) of San Francisco is the winner of the 2012 Brittingham Poetry Prize from the University of Wisconsin Press. His collection Centaur will be published by UW Press in 2013. Terrance Hayes selected the award winners.