Megan Milks is currently working on a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has had critical work published on Venuszine.com, Lost Magazine, Grapevineculture.com, and Sparknotes; her fiction has been published or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Pocket Myths, Forge, and Wreckage of Reason, an anthology of experimental women writers. Like once a year, if that, she publishes a magazine called Mildred Pierce, which more people should know about. Best concert ever: Prince in DC, 2005 -- or Aqui (RIP) in Charlottesville -- or maybe the Gossip, before they got 'big.' Worst concert ever: That one time when Radiohead were supposed to play an outdoor show but got rained out so bad the Port-o-Potties collapsed and were carried by flood into the parking lot. APOCALYPSE!
There's a mean streak of misogyny that runs almost throughout the collection and tends to distract from everything else going on around it.
20 Aug 2007
Tori Amos is a fascinating person and she will always be, among other things, the classically trained pianist who rebelled against her preacher father; sought inspiration from witch doctors and their drugs; made zany, unmediated statements in interviews; and proved that pianos are as liberating as guitars.
29 Nov 2006
[It is] about using the roots of one family's persistent psychodrama to view the greater crisis of war, power, and national/cultural upheaval.
27 Sep 2006
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