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Murdered by Marina Abramović, Assaulted by Paul Auster in Loveliest Magazine

I’m standing on the corner of Jackson and St. Charles, waiting for a streetcar that’s running obnoxiously behind schedule. To pass the time, I allow my mind to float away. Like an unencumbered magpie, it lifts gently over the midair … Continue reading

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Author Talk: Thursday, March 19th at Muskingum University

Born in Cambridge, Scott Navicky returns to the area to share his book, Humboldt: Or, The Power of Positive Thinking.  Mr. Navicky will read passages from his novel, answer questions, and make numerous high school basketball jokes. Mr. Navicky’s work has … Continue reading

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McNally Jackson Books

I was thrilled to learn that my favorite bookstore in NYC has my book!  

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The BIG BIG MESS Reading Series

This Saturday, I’ll be reading at Annabell’s Bar & Lounge in Akron, OH as part of the monthly BIG BIG MESS reading series. To commemorate the event, I’ve casually dropped an image of my novel into The Black Keys’ Rubber Factory … Continue reading

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Death by Jordan

After its parade of famous rappers, Chapter XXXVII’s Hot 97’s Summer Jam dream sequence ends with MC H Money shouting: “187 on a motherfucking parrot!” while strangling a giant parrot with his microphone cord. In the next dreamscene, Humboldt is the defendant at … Continue reading

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Humboldt Dream Sequence Rap Songs Playlist

One of my goals in writing Humboldt: Or, The Power of Positive Thinking was to engage in acts of unprecedentedness. This explains why I coined so many portmantypos, wrote a section in faux French, created an Interstate Scavenger Hunt, and included so many … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Music: Sean Paul

“I stopped playing professional water polo so I could focus on my music.” Doesn’t that sound like something Tom Waits might say in an interview? But it’s not a piece of Waitsian fiction, it’s actually a quote from Sean Paul. Both Sean … Continue reading

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