Friday, June 14, 2013

A brief introduction to CAMOUFLAGE COUNTRY


Comprised of twelve constellations containing twelve epic miniatures each, Camouflage Country is one hundred forty four starbursts of American dreaming further fueled by thirty six original images. In short, it's a supernova inside your head. Excerpts have appeared or are forthcoming in Santa Monica Review, Sleeping Fish, Unmanned Press, McSweeney’s Small Chair, Hobart, Tin House, and elsewhere.

Camouflage Country is co-written by Ryan Ridge & Mel Bosworth with illustrations by Jacob Heustis.

Ryan Ridge is a lecturer at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of the story collection Hunters & Gamblers, the poetry collection Ox, as well as the chapbooks Hey, it's America and 22nd Century Man. A fiction editor at Juked, he lives in Long Beach, California with his wife Ashley Farmer.  

Mel Bosworth is the author of the fiction chapbook When the Cats Razzed the Chickens, the novella Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom, the novel Freight, and the poetry chapbook Every Laundromat in the World. His work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Per Contra, New World Writing, and Melville House, among others. He is also an associate series editor for the Wigleaf Top 50 and the curator of The Small Press Book Review
Jacob Heustis is a native of Louisville, KY where he lives and works. He received his BFA at Murray State University and had his first solo exhibition at Swanson Reed Contemporary in 2004. He has shown in numerous group exhibitions, and recently with the two person collaborative drawing installation “Enough is Enough” at Gallery Nulu (now The Green Building) in 2008. In 2010 he participated in the group exhibition “The Death of Painting is Dead” at The Hite Art Institute of U of L and exhibited a new series of paintings with a solo show at Swanson Reed in 2010. His work is held by several public and private collections.

*Read A Slick Six from Camouflage Country at Unmanned Press HERE. It comes with a sweet interview, too.

And elsewhere around the web: 

Sundog Lit
Big Lucks
Tin House

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