I am considering abandoning this review of David Markson’s “Notecard Quartet.” It’s rare that I get to review a book I would much rather just hand you, rarer still I’d have to hand it off while admitting, I have no idea why this works, it should fall apart, but it’s beautiful. As a writer, I…
Joseph Bates’s stories have appeared in such places as New Ohio Review
, Identity Theory
, and the South Carolina Review
. He is the author of The Nighttime Novelist
, published in 2010 by Writer’s Digest Books, and teaches in the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.