Kevin Brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier’s eighth book, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade, is forthcoming in April 2014 from Pantheon. Recipient of three O. Henry Awards, a PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA grant, he was recently named one of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists.


Dead Last Is a Kind of Second Place

Jell-O Pudding Pops that preserve the wavelike peaked shape of your lips. Little Debbie Fudge Brownies that break in half along a groove in the frosting. Summer sausages like No. 2 pencils, cling-wrapped together on a Styrofoam platter. Strawberry Fruit Wrinkles that scent your fingers if you don’t pour them directly into your mouth. Squares […]

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