THE BODY BOOK
An anthology of short stories & poems
Edited by David Sugarman & Evyn Williams
The Body Book is an anthology of short stories and poems compiled under a single theme—the body. As the instrument of daily life, the witness to all things you will make and see and do, and the home where you will settle all regrets, all loves, it seemed like the only appropriate vessel.
Each chapter is comprised of several pieces of writing—some by individual authors, some written by several writers in collaboration—grouped by a thematic connection to a specific part of the body. Some of the connections are fairly literal, while others are more abstract; the “Blood” chapter includes a gory story called Mr. Bricks, but it also includes one called Bloodline, in which the narrator reflects on his genetic inheritance.
I was the co-editor of this collection, and two of my pieces — Slope and New Year — appear in the book.