Posts Tagged ‘Ben Marcus’


A  Seminar

“A manifesto is a communication made to the whole world, whose only pretension is to the discovery of an instant cure for political, astronomical, artistic, parliamentary, agronomical and literary syphilis. It may be pleasant, and good-natured, it’s always right, it’s strong, vigorous and logical.”

–Tristan Tzara


The Father Costume

fathercostume Artspace Books, 2002

Behold a stunning world, made mostly of water, where clothing changes people’s behavior and time itself can be worn and discarded like cloth. Witness a father who takes his two boys out to sea, in flight from some menace at home, thus launching their adventures in a strange and dangerous territory. (more…)

On Not Growing Up

First published in Conjunctions: 50, 2008, and Harper’s, August 2008.

—How long have you been a child?

—Seventy-one years. (more…)

At First We Thought We Were Bitten