Welcome to Sell Outs: 50 Years of Bestsellers, the feature where we pore over the best most popular fiction in America from the last half-century, one year at a time. * For our first installment, we visit an all too familiar setting: a United States fed-up-with and angry about government ineptitude and civil rights inequalities. […]
KIRK SEVER teaches writing at three colleges in the Los Angeles area. You can find his film, music, and book reviews in The Colorado Review, No Ripcord, the Literary Review, and Rain Taxi, and his stories and poetry in Permafrost, Storgy, and The New Short Fiction Series. In addition to being recognized by the Academy of American Poets, Kirk's short story collection, They Crawl to the Surface, was semi-finalist in Ohio State's The Journal Book Prize. Currently, Kirk is editing the last twenty pages of his novel, Bruises That Won't Heal.