War of the Worlds à la Française: On Protest Culture in France
France is famous for its commitment to authority and order, but every so often the top blows off the mountain and you’re left with a volcanic cauldron of revolution.
It is raining, it is snowing it is shitting
Honk for #MeTooHonk if Black Lives MatterHonk to Stop Global Warming.
Il chieIt’s shitting out.
Scott Dominic Carpenter teaches literature and creative writing at Carleton College (MN). Winner of a Mark Twain House Royal Nonesuch Prize (2018), he's the author of Theory of Remainders: A Novel (named to Kirkus Reviews' “Best Books of 2013”) and of This Jealous Earth: Stories. His short stories, flash fiction and essays have appeared in a wide variety of venues, including South Dakota Review, The Rumpus, Gravel, Silk Road, Catapult, and various anthologies. His website is sdcarpenter.com.
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