David Moscovich – You Are Make Very Important Bathtime
Late Night Conversation, hosted by Erika Anderson
This week’s guest is author David Moscovich. Moscovich is the son of Romanian immigrants whose family history is as compelling as the flash fiction he writes. He blends personal experience and a flair for the unconventional to create powerful stabs of reality, hilarity, and beauty through his fictional work.
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David and Erika chat about topics ranging from dinosaur ignorance, to boom boxes, to time travel, to “the inevitable wreckage of exile.”
In this excerpt, he addresses the curious title of his book, You Are Make Very Important Bathtime:
I think initially it was really just a play on the type of grammar that comes out of natural speech from someone who is not a native English speaker. The premise of the book is that it’s an ESL teacher living in Japan, teaching non-native English speakers. Also kind of inspired by George Bush’s Bush-isms, which I was there for live and I just found it endlessly fascinating – that he was one of the more tremendous inadvertent poets…and he didn’t even know it. It comes out of that [experience of] finding poetry where it wasn’t meant to be…
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ABOUT OUR GUEST
DAVID MOSCOVICH‘s novella of one-page flash fictions, You Are Make Very Important Bathtime, was nominated for a Pushcart prize and is available from Journal of Experimental Fiction (Geneva, IL). Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Prize for Best New Writing in 2013, he is editor and publisher of Louffa Press, a micro-press dedicated to printing innovative fiction in collectible, handprinted and numbered chapbooks. He co-hosts a new quarterly reading series called eXfoliation at bookculture on the upper west side of Manhattan Island. http://www.davidmoscovich.com