Voices in the Dirt: Stories


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$15.00  $13.95
Recital Publishing
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.47 inches | 0.58 pounds

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About the Author

Ian Caskey's stories have been published in BOMB, Poached Hare, The Strange Recital, and more. He is also a fellowship alum from the Edward F. Albee Foundation. For years, Ian hosted a book club at a pizzeria in Greenwich Village, New York, dubbed The Rivoli Institute of Pizza and Literature. There he studied masterworks of fiction, miraculously not once staining a page with marinara sauce-okay, maybe once, but it was a Harry Crews book, and he would have approved. Ian's also been a member of several other reading groups at the Center for Fiction and with other friends. He's also a graduate of the CUNY BA program in Fiction, a student alum from The Writers Studio, and former member of several writing workshops in DUMBO, Prospect Heights, and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He's also a crude-animator, voice-over artist, documentarian, musician and video editor. He lives with his wife and dog in Brooklyn, New York.


Ian Caskey is an alchemist of a purely American style, rendering pathos and transgressive energies into tales that simmer with deep humor and subtle beauty. What propels them is the vernacular, a voice indeed issued from the dirt of 'Merica's underground. These stories scratch itches you didn't know you had, or tried to repress, and perhaps even afflict you with new pricks and burns to which Caskey alone might provide a soothing palm.

-Sean Madigan Hoen, author of Songs Only You Know (Soho Press, 2014)