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Alexander Bogs’s Best of 2009

Best Human: Daniel Johnston
Best Sound:  hub cap falling off a car in a snow storm
Best Feeling: hope

I wrote this about A. Bogs awhile ago:

A. Bogs believes in Grace, Justice, & Love, even when everything points to the contrary. He’s a bone-aching murder balladeer who can’t stop wearing a Gun. He left Vacation Bible School with Hank Williams whispering in his ears, & sees his world drowning in tears. Harmonicas mourn & lap steels weep as he walks around forlorn. Watch as a world-eating little worm wriggles around him. A. Bogs loves his beloved his lover his love. He sees Jesus in a fetus, he sees Jesus in fighters, dying people, & protesters. He sees Jesus in beggars, strangers, liars, & cheaters. Everything falls to pieces when he’s unemployed. Followed by a pale white rider & a beach-bleached prophet, he helps people on the street.

Find out more about him HERE.

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John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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