Tuesday, June 30, 2009

from Rupert Wondolowski

Baltimore arts continue to expand and mutate in beautiful challenging ways and one of the finest additions in the last few years has been Publishing Genius Press, led by charming, wise and slightly daft Adam Robinson. Hot off their presses this week is a brand new book by Justin Sirois, MLKNG SCKLS. In it Sirois pictures two friends escaping Fallujah in 2004. It’s written in sparse, painterly fashion and the images will stay with you and haunt you. These are pieces that were originally meant for Sirois’ novel Falcons on the Floor, but were excised. I don’t know why they were taken out, but it definitely wasn’t taken out for quality of writing, because this is a powerful collection.

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