“The Secret of Chloe the Dog,” by Angela Buck, from her collection Horses Dream of Money, published by FC2 in 2021. Read by Madeleine Lambert. In the second part of the program, Angela is joined by writer, social critic, and FC2 co-founder Curtis White.
Angela Buck has worked in hotels, hospitals, libraries, grocery stores, restaurants, bookstores, schools, amusement parks, museums, and universities. Her first book, Horses Dream of Money, was a finalist for the AWP Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction and was published in 2021 by FC2. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts—Amherst and a PhD in English from the University of Denver. She is Assistant Professor of English at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
Curtis White was born in San Lorenzo, California, a little pre-fab paradise for veterans of World War II. He published his first book of fiction, Heretical Songs, with the Fiction Collective in 1980. In the winter of 1989, with Ronald Sukenick and others, he reorganized the Fiction Collective as FC2, a non-profit, author-run press under a governing Board of Directors, with Sukenick as Board Chair and White as Managing Director. He stepped down from his position as Managing Director in 1999. He is the author of fifteen books, including both fiction and social criticism, most recently Living in a World that Can’t Be Fixed: Reimagining Counterculture Today.