Collaborations with authors, poets, and co-editors in 2022 fulfilled my desire to push myself outside of my textual comfort zone and to make something that between multiple participants becomes greater than the sum of its parts.
L’Homme de Houbigant in The Deadlands, Issue 20, in collaboration with Jonathan Louis Duckworth, is definitely such a dreamy beast, a story I think neither of us would have fully realized without the other author’s ideas, edits, and generosity in both taking and allowing poetic license. I’m grateful to Jonathan for working with me and for giving me the chance to explore a story about, among other things, fragrance, one of my personal obsessions.
The story also revolves around various lives of a mysterious protagonist navigating what may be a nightmare, a purgatory, or simply an inevitable transformation.
Read L’Homme de Houbigant in The Deadlands.
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