Essays as Epitaphs: A New Collection by Matthew Vollmer

Inscriptions for Headstones
Inscriptions for Headstones

We are pleased to share the news that writer Matthew Vollmer has recently published a collection of essays as epitaphs, a couple of which were originally included in the 2012 edition of our very own Lumina!

Inscriptions for Headstones consists of thirty autobiographical essays, in the form of epitaphs, that all unfold in a single sentence. And if that isn’t enticing enough…

What others have said:

“This is the loudest, liveliest cemetery you will ever encounter, teeming with the voices of those who refuse to rest in piece.” – Wendy Brenner

“Matthew Vollmer proves himself a master of the long sentence and a crack repurposer of received forms.” – J. Robert Lennon

“Vollmer’s compressed compressions, briefest of brief lives, extended a condensed comfort to me, these life sentences sent to us telegraphically, telepathically, teleportically.” – Michael Martone

Matthew Vollmer is the author of Future Missionaries of America and is also the co-editor of Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo Interviews, Faux Lectures, Quasi-Letters, “Found” Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts.

He is currently an Assistant Professor and a member of the M.F.A. Faculty at Virginia Tech. To read samples of his work, you can visit his Tumblr site.

Inscriptions for Headstones is now available on Amazon.

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