I’m finally getting a chance to read the most recent issue of Denver Quarterly, and I feel a bit ashamed of myself for having used it as a coaster on my desk for some weeks now. There’s some great stuff inside. But what’s captivating me currently is on the outside–the cover art by Michael McConnell entitled Spinning Silver Lined Stories. I looked up his website right quick and have been enjoying myself immensely, meandering around his labyrinth of childhood shards and sawed-off-at-the-edges fables and fairy tales. In his artist’s statement, McConnell speaks of his work’s “narrative possibility.” I quite agree. Mostly, these are stories that would be ruined by words.
July 23, 2019
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