Posts by Brian Allen Carr

June 20, 2023 | Nonfiction

All Fours

Brian Allen Carr

People like when their opponents are sick and twisted. It’s easy to win an argument if your enemies are medically immoral people. 

June 14, 2022 |

Down on the Magic Valley

Brian Allen Carr

I started working on an essay about Fernando A. Flores’s Valleyesque in early May. Time got away from me—as time often does—and while I was working on the piece, the Uvalde school shooting

May 6, 2020 | Fiction

Dump and Bake Kentucky Hot Brown

Brian Allen Carr

I have seen charlatans and I have seen television ministers, and  I was beginning to get that vibe.

November 11, 2016 | Fiction

Beam of Light

Brian Allen Carr

For four days in 1997 I was a beam of light. Fuck off if you don’t believe me: I lit shit up. Daniel Ladinsky says Hafiz says, “The oil in the lamp the sun burns come from forests you once were, from rich deposits you left [behind],” but he was probably speaking metaphorically. 

July 1, 2010 | Fiction

Not Hearing the Jingle

Brian Allen Carr

In the old yard adjacent the high school sat a green-metal box that housed an emergency generator. At least we always said it did, though I’ve unlearned plenty since those days. Used to we’d hang

July 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Larry Fondation

Brian Allen Carr

Larry Fondation is the author of four books, all of which display his mastery at quilting micro and short fictions to create large bodied tales.

His latest collection, Unintended