A fascinating life, a fascinating book of stories

Sponsor Roy Lisker has done it all: he's a mathematician, political activist, underground journalist, prankster and provocateur, as well as playwright, poet, and writer of fiction. Sagging Meniscus Press has pulled together this first volume of Lisker's collected stories: "We regard the publication of these stories, all together for the first time, as an important event in American letters."

We have the start of his story "Amplitude of the Cosmos" on our sponsor's page, and it's wonderful work, complex, rhythmic, with a melodic rhyme and lilt, a formalist repetition that provides mood and music in the prose. It's worth your time to click through and familiarize yourself with Lisker's work, if you're not already a fan.

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