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Guest Post: The Next Big Thing…Kate Durbin

Davis tagged me…


What is the working title of the book?

Kept Women

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I was inspired by the reality TV show The Girls Next Door, the show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, the show Cribs, the language of crime scene investigations, and the language of decorating magazines.

I also was inspired by chalk outline drawings at murder scenes.

What genre does your book fall under?
Prose poetry / conceptual writing / tabloid

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
There are no actors.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Kept Women is a poem-tour of the Playboy mansion, a search for the missing bodies of Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriends.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
About a month

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
There is a rabbit vibrator and two bottles of OPI nail polish.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
My chapbook was just published by Insert Blanc Press.

Writers I am tagging.

Bianca Stone

Joseph Mosconi

Jon Rutzmoser

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Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia artist and writer and the author or editor of eight print and audio works, including the novels Drain, Abecedarium, and Blank; the co-edited collections Retaking the Universe: William S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game; as well as the audio-collage Memorials to Future Catastrophes. His first short story collection, there is no appropriate #emoji—with collaborations from Lance Olsen, Cris Mazza, Kelly Haramis, Stacy Levine, Tim Guthrie, Andi Olsen, and Megan Milks—will be released in Fall 2019.

His work has also appeared in numerous publications, including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, and TriQuarterly.

He is Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Lake Forest College.

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