I loved the hell out of Jarret's novel Darkansas, so I asked him to come on my podcast. In response, he sent me a list of things we could talk about. Here is that list: "In addition to talking about the book, we could hit on myths, surrealism, philosophy, Deleuze, hallucinogens, Jung's red book, cold showers, the benefits of stoicism." And damn if we don't hit on all of those. We also talk our messages from the dreamworld, active imagination, and the concept of Twin Peaks as a hypersigil.
JARRET MIDDLETON is the author of DARKANSAS and the novella, AN DANTOMINE EERLY. He was the founding editor of Dark Coast Press and the classics library Pharos Editions, an imprint of Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press. His fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Shelf Awareness, The Quarterly Conversation, The Weeklings, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Collagist, SmokeLong Quarterly, and HTMLGIANT, as well as appearing in the print anthologies The Breadline Anthology; Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices; and In Heaven, Everything is Fine: Fiction Inspired by David Lynch. He lives in Seattle, WA.
NO COUNTRY - The Beautiful Monsters of Dream
NO COUNTRY - The Problem of the Frame
NO COUNTRY - Current Affairs
NO COUNTRY - There Must Be Some Kind of Way Out of Here???
NO COUNTRY - The Secret Face of Empathy
NO COUNTRY - There Is No Place That Does Not See You
136 - Sean Kilpatrick
NO COUNTRY - Don't Let Satan Draw You Too Fast
NO COUNTRY - The Dance Language of Beasts
NO COUNTRY - The Throne of the Third Heaven
NO COUNTRY - On the Spectrum
135 - Max Booth III
NO COUNTRY - Needle Nose Pliers
134 - "The Invisibles" w/ Gordon White (Rune Soup Swapcast)
NO COUNTRY - The Nature Theater of Oklahoma
133 - Kelby Losack
NO COUNTRY - The Butterfly in Your Mouth
132 - "In the Dark Places of Wisdom" by Peter Kingsley (w/ Rob Vollmar)
131 - "Death in Venice" by Thomas Mann (w/ Scott Adlerberg)
130 - "The Transmigration of Bodies" by Yuri Herrera (solo show)