“Dissolving Newspaper, Fermenting Leaves,” by Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi, from The Book of Kane and Margaret, published by FC2 in 2020. Read by Madeleine Lambert. In the second part of the program, Kiik is joined by writer and FC2 Editorial Board Chair Joanna Ruocco.
Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi writes dreampop speculative fictions and darkwave minimalist poetry that can be enjoyed on a bus ride or in line for coffee. All his best stories have something to do with talking insects. His best poems are X-Men fan fiction. In addition to The Book of Kane and Margaret, he is the author of Disintegration Made Plain and Easy, forthcoming from 1913 Press.
Joanna Ruocco lives among the fig trees in North Carolina, where she teaches in the English department at Wake Forest University. She is the author of numerous novels and stories, including Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith: A Diptych, winner of FC2’s Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. She writes commercial romance as Joanna Lowell. Since 2018 she has served as Chair of FC2’s Editorial Board.