xTx is the guest. She is the author of the story collection Normally Special, and her new chapbook, Billie the Bull, has just been published by Nephew, an imprint of Mud Luscious Press. This is her first-ever audio interview.

Says Dennis Cooper:

xTx is the complete young literary god. Billie the Bull is mind-bogglingly and intricately superb down to its tiniest punctuation marks. To me, she’s about as great as it can get. Seriously, I’m awestruck.

Listen here:

EDITOR’S NOTE:

Another year has come and gone, and it’s time once again to present The Nobbies, the official book awards of The Nervous Breakdown.

Below you’ll find this year’s winners, our picks for the best books of 2012.

Congrats to the victors, and their publishers.

And thanks, as always, for reading.

-BL

egg

By Molly Gaudry

Novel

I had never seen snows but I had heard

dreamed

imagined great pillows of them

warm as a tongue

1.
Flora the Whore

Flora the Whore?

is: (1) the title of my current project, another verse novel, which is much longer than WTMA and pays more attention to meter; (2) being tweeted over at Twitter, a chapter every so often; (3) what I’ve renamed my blog, which is where I post poems for pay.