Michael Rothenberg

I USED TO BE ASHAMED OF MY STRIPED FACE
by Mike Topp

 

Mike Topp's I Used to Be Ashamed of My Striped Face is now available from elimae books. The book is beautiful, and Mike Topp is strange. He has always had a home at Big Bridge.

Mike Topp's response to The Compleat Angler:

Fishing

To me, fishing is like meditation, except there's no incense, no candles, and you
                stick a hook in something's mouth

John Strausbaugh of New York Press notes, "For some reason every time I write praising a new Topp production I get at least one angry letter telling me Topp's work isn't funny like I say it is, just stupid."

Paper Plates

Anybody who thinks paper plates are convenient probably hasn't
spent hours over a hot sink scraping and erasing.

You might want to buy this book just to break up the monotony.

To order, send an email to deron@elimae.com with the number of copies you would like as well as your address, and copies will be sent to you, along with a bill. The cost is $19.95 (136p), plus shipping.

Mike Topp's things have appeared in Big Bridge, Exquisite Corpse, Jack, Long Shot, Lungfull!, McSweeney's, The Quarterly, Talisman, and Tricycle: A Buddhist Quarterly.

Links to Mike Topp at Big Bridge:

Volume 1, Issue 2
SIX SHORT STORIES & SEVEN SHORT POEMS
http://www.bigbridge.org/Issue2/Text/PoemTopp.html

Volume 1, Issue 3
ORIENTALISM
http://www.bigbridge.org/Issue3/topp.htm

Volume 1, Issue 4
AMERICAN BEAUTY
http://www.bigbridge.org/Issue4/authors/topp.htm