"Among Other Things is a delightful reminder of how satisfying it can be to watch a single mind roll over the folds of its own thinking. With neither flashy forms nor sensational confessions, the essays in this collection are beguiling, witty, and surprisingly surprising because they approach their subjects head-on and yet still manage to cast new angles of light onto what we thought we'd seen before."

                   - John D'Agata, Contest Judge

 

"This is a most strange and sensational collection of essays! Robert Long Foreman writes prose so deceptively clear that the reader has no idea of being led to the still water's edge, where all is deepening mystery, the harder one looks."

                   - Richard Rodriguez, author of                            Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography

 

"This collection marks the thrilling debut of a writer who possesses that rare thing—an original and compelling voice. Through Rob Foreman’s lens, the ordinary world becomes delightfully odd and astonishing. Foreman is witty and intellectual, irreverent and curious, deeply honest and always surprising. Only a writer of singular talent can illuminate aspects of our world as if we’re are seeing them for the first time, as Foreman does in this splendid book."

                   - Maureen Stanton, author of                              Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

 

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Robert's first book, AMONG OTHER THINGS, a collection of essays, was published last year by Pleiades Press, after winning the inaugural Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose. He has won a Pushcart Prize for fiction, and “Weird Pig,” a short story, was recently chosen by Aimee Bender for inclusion in Best Small Fictions 2018. Six of his essays have been listed as "Notable" in the Best American Essays anthologies. He has won fiction and nonfiction contests at The Cincinnati Review, Willow Springs, American Literary Review, and The Journal, and has published short stories and essays in such magazines as Agni, Crazyhorse, Electric Literature, and Indiana Review. He earned a Ph.D. in English with a Creative Writing emphasis at the University of Missouri. He lives in Kansas City.

 

In addition to writing his own work, he is a freelance editor / writer / ghostwriter.

 

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NEWS

 

10/17/18: I’m sorry I have such weird teeth. Just look at them.

6/20/18: My short story, "Guy Stuff," can now be read at Kenyon Review Online. 

 

3/23/18: Aimee Bender chose "Weird Pig," the short story that first appeared in Copper Nickel, for inclusion in Best Small Fictions 2018. It is forthcoming from Braddock Avenue Books.

 

3/1/18: My short story "The Vinyl Canal" is up at Willow Springs and in the pages of their latest issue.

 

2/1/2018: The new issue of The Missouri Review features my omnibus review of four recent sequels to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

 

12/1/17: My short story, "Jackbeetle," is available to read at Crazyhorse

 

1/6/88: The only time I ever wore this shirt was when this photo was taken. I still have the shirt. I don’t even like it, though.

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Essays

 

Whatever Happened to Huckleberry Finn? Four Recent Huck Finn Sequels -in The Missouri Review

Nothing Comes Back from the Dump - at - Electric Literature

I Haven't Met Robert Coover - in - Tusculum Review 12

Jigsaw Puzzle - in - River Teeth 17.1

Why I Write Nonfiction - in - Copper Nickel 20

Dirty Laundry - in - Fourth Genre 16.1 

Answers - in - Pleiades 33.2 and Utne Reader Summer 2014

Boxes - in - Third Coast 36

Carlo - in - American Literary Review 24

Guts - in - The Cossack Review 2

James and the Giant Noise Violation - in - The Journal 36.1

The Emperor of Ice Cream - in - Cream City Review 35.2

My Skillet and I Are Disappearing - in - Southern Indiana Review 17.2

Centripetal Force - in - Kestrel 25

Clubs - in - Pleiades 30.2

The Most Lifelike Thing in the Room - in - Michigan Quarterly Review 49.2

The Road to Leeks and Pears - in - The Yalobusha Review 15

The Importance of Being Somewhere - in - Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts 9

Guns and Those Who Brandish Them in Cleveland - in - North Dakota Quarterly 76.4

Glass Fibers - in - Under the Sun 14.1

Pigs and Eggplant - in - Alimentum 8 

Playing Dead - in - Harpur Palate 8.1

Speak, Walking Stick - in - The Massachusetts Review 48.1

Moving Forward - in - SLAB 1

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Short stories

 

Guy Stuff - in - Kenyon Review Online

Zillow Games - in - Agni

The Vinyl Canal - in - Willow Springs 80

Jackbeetle - in - Crazyhorse

Grace - in - Laurel Review 50.1

Enjoy the Clams - in - Qu

Black Telephone - in - New Ohio Review 20

Lost Origins - in - The Chattahoochee Review 36.2+3

Awe - in - Cincinnati Review 13.1

Eliza - in - Exit 7Issue 5

Gilda - in - THIS. 6

Sympathy for the Devil - in - Redivider 12.1

Vonwürdig - in - Booth 

Appraisals - in - Hobart 

Problem Week - in - Another Chicago Magazine 52

The Man with the Nightmare Gun - in - Willow Springs 72

On Brian’s Dreams of Submarines - in - Mid-American Review 33.2

The Story of Herman Melville and His Masterpiece Moby-Dick - in - Quarter After Eight 19

Turkey of the Woods - in - Indiana Review 34.2 

Cadiz, Missouri - in - AGNI 75 and The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses 2014 Edition.

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