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I encourage you to watch this absolutely delightful short film created by former Dragnet contributor Jeremy Woodcock. I think you will find it charming even if you don’t take the TTC every goddamn day.
Dragnet Issue Four contributor Suzannah Showler interviewed Pasha Malla about his new novel, People Park, for The A.V. Club. But it is more like listening in on a really interesting and insightful conversation about writing between two very talented writers. Also, you had me at Wu Tang, Pasha.
Dragnet Issue Four contributor Cristina Rizzuto is having her book of poetry, The Music Makers, published by Blaurock Press! Congratulations Cristina! And if you want to give her good wishes in person, her launch is Friday May 11, at PROOF Vodka Bar inside the Intercontinental Hotel Yorkville.
Dragnet Issue Four contributor Gary Barwin has part of his novel Yiddish for Pirates up over at Joyland. It begins:
Moishe as a child. He told me stories.
Some were true.
At fourteen, he left the shtetl near Vilnius for the sea. How? First one leg out the window then the other. Like anyone else. Before first light. Before the wailing of his mother.
A boychick with big ideas, his kopp—his head—bigger than his body. He would travel beyond the scrawny map of himself. And beyond the shtetl. He’d travel the ocean. There were Jews—he’d heard stories—that were something. Not rag and bones shmatta-men like his father, Chaim, always following the dreck of their nag around the same small world. Doctors. Court astronomers. Spanish lords. Tax farmers. Learned men of the world. The mapmakers of Majorca. They were Jews. Rich and powerful, they were respected by everyone. They could read the sky. They knew what was on the horizon. They knew what was over the horizon. Jews had trickled through the cracks of the world and had rained upon the lands.
The rest is, here!
Without any further ado, we present to you, the official poster for the Dragnet Issue Four launch party! It includes the promised ‘further details’ and some sweet, sweet design from our very own Illya Klymkiw. Tell all your friends!!
Pull up a chair for story time with Uncle Dragnet!
Dragnet Issue Four cover by the elegant and whimsical Ali Hall, which lists five of the writers featured in this issue: Joe Yachimec, Cristina Rizzuto, Matt Rowan, Gary Barwin, and Suzannah Showler. But don’t worry, the others are equally terrific! We just didn’t want to overwhelm you. You’ll find out the rest when we release the cinematic trailer in a week or so.
The launch party is taking place the night of January 21 at Smiling Buddha, the same venue as last time. Details to come.