P R A I S E for J. A. Tyler
“His ability to wordsmith is incomparable” The Nervous Breakdown “Brutal and exacting” The Brooklyn Rail “Strange and wonderful” The Fiddleback “Thrums with iridescence” Vouched Books “Like a field of cicadas, ringing in your ears” The Collagist “Seasoned with the dark essence of Bukowski” Small Press Reviews “Worth reading and rereading and rereading” Hot Metal Bridge
C O L O N Y C O L L A P S E
Lazy Fascist Press, 2013
Waking in a forest of purgatory and holding a message of death delivered by his brother, one man attempts to come to terms with his life of secreting away love, of denying his desires for men instead of women, of being a deer in the burning woods of bears and fish and foxes.
W A T E R
Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2012
An apocryphal Boy and Girl tell and retell about the loss of words as a landscape, a dual-story of when the world flooded and burned, and all the children who were left standing in a rain of hammers, not sure what to do in the buzz and hum of this new world.
V A R I A T I O N S O F A B R O T H E R W A R
Small Doggies Press, 2012
Focused on the lives of two brothers, and the girl they both love, this is a bruising romance set against the background of the Civil War where brothers become soldiers and engage in the most desperate kind of battle, and where everything has its own ghost.
N O O N E T O L D M E I W A S G O I N G T O D I S A P P E A R
Jaded Ibis Press, 2012
In this collaborative novel, art and text equally explore the linked experiences of communion and suffocation in the lives of conjoined twins railed off with the circus, a classic tale of passion and loss that could as easily be described as a horror novel or a love story.
A M A N O F G L A S S & A L L T H E W A Y S W E H A V E F A I L E D
Fugue State Press, 2011
This first novel is a love poem, a love poem that doesn’t want to be, a love poem about shattering open, about groping for what is left when there is nothing left, when subsistence isn’t enough, when we are damaged and the memories of what was, are all that is.
upcoming R E A D I N G S
6 / 22 w/ Justin Sirois
(7:00 @ event local tbd, Colorado Springs, CO)
6 / 26 w/ Wolverine Farm Publishing and the Old Town Book Fair
(8:00 @ Fort Collins Brewery, Fort Collins, CO)
9 / 26 – 9 / 28 w/ Joanna Ruocco, Joanna Howard, and Mathias Svalina
(@ &Now Conference, Colorado University, Boulder, CO)
for C O N T A C T