New from Anxiety Press: Oil Stains like Rorschachs
Anxiety Press is pleased to announce the release of: Oil Stains like Rorschachs by Matthew McGuirk
In this collection, McGuirk establishes his reputation as one of the most celebrated short-story writers in modern American letters.
“McGuirk’s writing wraps around your heart like a snapped coolant belt from Brook's Autos. Oil stains like Rorschachsassembles broken youths failed by their parent's own expectations and failures. Bonded by oil spills and ink splatters these perfectly articulated misfits find the tools to repair not only the autos that bring them together but also themselves. Yet not everything or everyone can always be fixed.” — James Jenkins, author of Parochial Pigs
“Matt McGuirk's latest hybrid collection is a masterclass in voice. Once you dive head first into Brooks' School of Grease Monkeys, you won't want to come up for air. The vivid cast of characters Matt creates draws you into their world, their lives, and their stories punctuated with poignant poetry. Blending realism and compassion, Matt's crew will make you think, long after you close the book.” — Beth Mulcahy, Pushcart Prize nominated poet and writer
"Like Carver before him, McGuirk takes men from hardscrabble lives and humanises them using the soft edges we all possess, even if we hide them from view. This collection fits together like a purring, powerful engine." — Scott Cumming Author of A Chapbook About Nothing and The Blue Chapbook
“Matthew McGuirk masters poetry and prose alike, and jumps from one to the other elegantly in this accomplished collection, offering us memories of various moments of a lifetime in varying flows of words and tones which mirrors the meandering of one introspective mind, that is sometimes detailed, sometimes economical, but always deep and compassionate with the author's trademark witty bleakness that makes him such a delight to read.” — BF Jones, author of Something Happened at 2am
About the Author
Matthew McGuirk teaches and lives with his wife and two daughters in New Hampshire. He was a BOTN 2021 nominee and has poems and stories published in various literary magazines. His debut hybrid collection of poems and stories: Daydreams, Obsessions, Realities, came out with Alien Buddha Press in late November of 2021 and is available on Amazon.