"Spencer Dew writes like a quiet maniac who sees the violence under the fa‡ade of everyday things, and the beauty under the violence. With X-ray vision and fine-tuned prose, Dew discovers insights and absurdities in the Americana of box stores, elite colleges, poetry students, buffet restaurants, historic plaques, alternative radio, conspiracy theorists, installation artists, and lug-headed drug experimentalists. HERE IS HOW IT HAPPENS explores the place where the heartland meets the rust belt meets the precarious bubble of academia, and finds redemption in the purity of longing and the shit coffee of an Amish country diner."—Karen Lillis
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About the Author
Spencer Dew is the author of the short story collection SONGS OF INSURGENCY (Vagabond Press, 2008), the critical study Learning for Revolution: the Work of Kathy Acker (Hyperbole Books, 2011), the chapbook Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (Another New Calligraphy, 2010), and the novel HERE IS HOW IT HAPPENS (Ampersand Books, 2013). Dew is staff book reviewer for decomP magazinE and a regular reviewer for Rain Taxi Review of Books.