Creative Writing

Dork Swagger by Steven Karl

Dork Swagger by Steven Karl, graduate, the MFA in Creative Writing at The New School.

Coconut Books, 2013

Dork Swagger is a new secret for getting through to the world. It’s colloquial, spiky, fleet-footed, smooth: ‘A handbook on how to be a man.’ And while Steven Karl makes you believe that he’s ‘at the place where I will set great fires & watch things burn,’ it’s not only the end of the (man’s) world, but a beginning. Because these fires have a sweetness inside them, like being at a beach bonfire with a bunch of friends—over the boombox and the laughing and the sparks you can hear the waves slide in.’” —Mark Bibbins

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