“Au Milieu Intérieur,” by Richard Grayson, from the anthology Statements 2, published by FC2 in 1977. Read by Madeleine Lambert. In the second part of the program, Richard is joined by Sarah Blackman.

Richard Grayson is a writer, political activist and performance artist, most noted for his books of short stories and his satiric runs for public office. He worked as an editorial assistant for The Fiction Collective in the 1970s under Jonathan Baumbach, his mentor in the Brooklyn College MFA program in fiction. His books include With Hitler in New York, Lincoln’s Doctor’s Dog and Other Stories, I Brake for Delmore Schwartz, I Survived Caracas Traffic, and The Silicon Valley Diet and Other Stories.

Sarah Blackman is the director of creative writing at The Fine Arts Center, an arts-dedicated public high school. She is the co–fiction editor of DIAGRAM and the founding editor of Crashtest, an online magazine for high school–age writers. Her short story collection Mother Box was the winner of the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2013; her novel Hex came out with FC2 in 2016. She is a member of the FC2 Editorial Board. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

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