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Reading Room - Kirk NessetKirk Nesset
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Short Stories

Tower” (short story from The Kenyon Review)

Mr. X & Jurisprudence” (short stories from Drunken Boat)

Family” (short story from Drunken Boat)

“The Valley” (short story from The Cortland Review)

“Six Fictions” (stories from Prime Number)

Let Me Finish” (short story from Vestal Review)

Record Shop Girl” (short story from The Tampa Review, reprinted in Conversely)


Hiatus” (poem from Plume )

“Rope Swing” /”Attuned” (poems from Connotation)

Archile Gorky at Forty” (poem from William and Mary Review, reprinted in Shit Creek Review)

Hum” (poem from The Gettysburg Review, reprinted in BOMB)

I Will, I Will Not” (poem from Boston Review )


Mystery” (Luisa Valenzuela story; translation from New Flash Fiction Review)

Three Shorts” (stories by Edmundo Paz Soldan; translations from Boston Review)

Honor the Ass” (poem by Eugenio Montejo; translation from Agni)

Invitation” (story by Edmundo Paz Soldan; translation from The Ampersand Review)

Dictator & Cards” (story by Edmundo Paz Soldan; translation from The Ampersand Review)

Expeditious” (Luisa Valenzuela story; translation from The Chicago Review)

Five Microfictions by Edmundo Paz Soldan (translations from The Quarterly Conversation)

Carolina, Delores, Romeo and Juliet” (stories by Edmundo Paz Soldan; translations from The Adirondack Review)

Writing(translation from Michigan Quarterly Review)

My Country on an Ancient Map(translation from Verse)

Poetry” (translation from Christian Science Monitor)


Reviews and Interviews

Review of Sudden Fiction Latino, which includes “Counterfeit,” a story by Edmundo Paz Soldan, translated by Kirk Nesset.

Podcast: Reading and Interview on Prosody (WYEP FM).

Blog Review of visit by Kirk Nesset to John Tyler College (James Moore).

Another Blog Review re: visiting John Tyler College (Cheryl Williams).

Dirty Dog Live Interview on music and also writing.

News Item in which Nesset’s dog Ryan is referred to as “Fifi,” and is roundly rebuked.

Review of Flash Fiction Forward, in which “lesser-known writers such as Kirk Nesset and David Galef hold their own next to literary giants.”


More Interviews