7/29/2015

Two Augusts In a Row In a Row reviews


Here are quotes with links to three glowing reviews of Two Augusts In a Row In a Row http://www.publicationstudio.biz/books/294:

"As a genderqueer reader who has never before experienced this kind of raw validation in fiction, I daresay it’s groundbreaking.” ~ Spencer Shannon, WBUR http://artery.wbur.org/2015/07/22/two-augusts-in-a-row

Two Augusts in a Row in a Row is a novel about gender, love, grief and magic. It’s also about the life ingredients that make up a day: the common hum of work, strolls to the corner store for food, the way time collapses while stroking a cat’s fur or watching her sleep. ...Author Shelley Marlow writes with a fluid quality that pulls the reader through these events and passages, twining the workaday and the trippy together….Two Augusts in a Row in a Row makes a strong case for love in the face of all as the truest magic this life has to offer. ~ Heather Seggel, Lambda Literary
http://www.lambdaliterary.org/reviews/06/28/two-augusts-in-a-row-in-a-row-by-shelley-marlow/

"It’s a utopian book, even in the middle of dread climes and dire events, and it’s a book in which “magick” works in oracular turns that regularly trump old-fashioned realism and psychology...Two Augusts in a Row in a Row, like Raymond Queneau’s Zazie dans le Metro, is a love letter, between genres as well: it’s a bildungsroman, an anecdotal history of both performance art and recent pathways of gender subversion, it’s travel writing, porn, commedia dell’arte, epic poetry, postmodernism à la Bertha Harris’s Lover, etiquette guide, closet drama, reportage. And it has that strangely old-fashioned thing—charm, a spell.” ~ Kevin Killian in Bomb Magazine http://bombmagazine.org/article/7336618/shelley-marlow-s-em-two-augusts-in-a-row-in-a-row-em

6/26/2015

glowing review by Kevin Killian in the summer issue of Bomb Magazine

5/04/2015

Shelley Marlow: May 12th and May 14th reading

Shelley Marlow: May 12th and May 14th reading: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/AW2KTFZNL5ATU/ref=pdp_new_read_full_review_link?ie=UTF8&page=1&sort_by=MostRecentReview#R1NXRZJOXG82QD

May 12th and May 14th reading


Shelley Marlow reads on May 12th, Tuesday evening, 7pm, at Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers 218 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn NY 11211 718.387.7322

Thursday, May 14th, readings by Jonah Groeneboer, Saeed Jones & Shelley Marlow@ 8pm, Adult Contemporary, Molasses Books 770 Hart St BUSHWICK 11237


Two Augusts In A Row In A Row, Shelley Marlow's new novel and the seventh book in Publication Studio's Fellow Travelers Series, is a love letter between generations of queer people. Set in New York City in 2001, we follow Phillip—a gender subversive/gender queer in search of grace and magic—through rich, sad, humorous language that is singularly Shelley Marlow's.

With spare, economical writing, Marlow creates rich parallel worlds...Marlow gives us that rare thing-- a sad and humorous character driven narrative that is rife with life, with wisdom. --Jeffery Renard Allen, author of Song of the Shank

Kevin Killian writes, "I've been dying for something first rate and innovative and have found this in Marlow's writing. Her hero, Phillip/Philomena...is the most enchanting and elusive central character in a novel since Cassandra in Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle. While many have compared Marlow to the late Jane Bowles, I would agree if only there was a loving and empathetic Jane Bowles, and now there is and here is her book."

You can find a copy of Two Augusts In a Row In a Row at Spoonbill & Sugartown, BGSQD, and other book sellers, and online here: http://www.publicationstudio.biz/books/294

Amazon reader review by Margot Becker of Two Augusts In a Row In a Row. http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/AW2KTFZNL5ATU/ref=pdp_new_read_full_review_link?ie=UTF8&page=1&sort_by=MostRecentReview#R1NXRZJOXG82QD

2/23/2015

come out for hugs and cake and books! new book, two augusts in a row in a row

http://www.publicationstudio.biz/books/
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http://bgsqd.com/event/shelley-marlows-two-augusts-in-a-row-in-a-rowReading on Friday night at the Bureau of General Services Queer Division


Join us for a group reading of Shelley Marlow‘s new novel Two Augusts in a Row in a Row, NO. 007 FELLOW TRAVELERS SERIES,PUBLICATION STUDIO with PENNY ARCADE, STEPHEN BOYER, MICHELLE HANDELMAN, GEOFF HENDRICKS, DOUGLAS MARTIN, DEBBIE NADOLNEY, RENO, LOLLO ROMANSKI, RAFAEL SANCHEZ, BUZZ SLUTSKY, PAMELA SNEED, TONY TORN+LEE ANN BROWN, JACK WATERS, PLUS SURPRISE GUESTS

About Two Augusts In a Row In a Row:
A new entry in Publication Studio’s Fellow Travelers Series is always cause for delight. The series, devoted to works of sexual and political adventure that interdict the demands of the market, is perfect for Shelley Marlow and her beautiful, picaresque, Two Augusts In a Row In a Row. I’ve been dying for something first rate and innovative and have found this in Marlow’s writing. Marlow creates an unforgettable array of characters in “old New York,” for the book takes place at the turn of this century when I suppose NYC changed forever. Her hero, Phillip, a gender subversive, is the most enchanting and elusive central character in a novel since Cassandra in Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle. While many have compared Marlow to the late Jane Bowles, I would agree if only there was a loving and empathetic Jane Bowles, and now there is and here is her book.
Kevin Killian, author of Spreadeagle

With spare, economical writing, Marlow creates rich parallel worlds in her debut novel Two Augusts in a Row. Marlow's gender-confounding narrator, Phillip/Phillomena, gives voice to the present moment in New York City, pre and post 9/11. In doing so, Marlow gives us that rare thing--a sad and humorous but character-driven narrative that is rife with life, with wisdom.
Jeffery Renard Allen, author of the novel Song of the Shank 

Shelley Marlow’s writing and visual work is published in several publications including LTTR, AlLuPiNiT, Drunk­en Boat, saint-lucy.com, The Literary Review, Zingmagazine, New Observations, and Log Illustrated. Notes in Kyzyl, published in the St. Petersburg Review, describes traveling to meet shamans in Siberia. Shelley Marlow is the fiction editor for Ping Pong Magazine out of the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. Marlow wrote the lyrics to a musical, UnKnot Turandot, performed at La Mama Theater, and presented International Witch Stories at the Italian Pavilion for the 48th Venice Bien­nial.



Group reading of Shelley Marlow’s new novel TWO AUGUSTS IN A ROW IN A ROW
February 27, 2015 7:00 pm -- 10 pm



12/08/2014

In May, I read in Paris at Shakespeare and Co. with Ping Pong Magazine. 
http://www.pingpong.henrymiller.org/about.html


Arts in the Woods happened last summer. I facilitated a writing workshop and bonded with some very interesting young writers. 


My novel, TWO AUGUSTS IN A ROW IN A ROW will be published in February, 2015, with Publication Studio in Fellow Travelers Series.
 http://www.publicationstudio.biz

3/13/2014

Instagram is a good place to see my new watercolors and photographs in semi-real time

hello there, long time no see

Last summer I had the honor and pleasure of showing a group of my ink on rice paper drawings at Debbie Nadolney's gallery Art Market Provincetown http://www.artmarketprovincetown.com/art/20130729/  



Martha Keith and me photo by Gary Dipasquale

You are welcome to contact me to see new work or drop by the flat files at
 (177 N. 9th St. Brooklyn)

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6/28/2013

We Are the Champions (DJ LGBT Remix)



Here's a new video for your viewing pleasure, a remix of Freddie Mercury's Champions. I appear at 3:40 minutes.


So much is going on these days. Voter rights being taken away in a flash by elderly racists on the supreme court. Citizens' privacy has been miserably invaded by the government. Citizens are being treated like enemy combatants for speaking up. Things are upside down at the moment. 

Meanwhile, on more optimistic news: NYC finally put together an outside group to watch over the police department. The racial and gender profiling stop and frisk has been voted out, thank the goddess.   And we have more rights as LTGBQ citizens in this country!


find more posts from me here : http://instagram.com/shelleymarlow